The Triune God (MUSIC (MASS SETTINGS:
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The Triune God
- The parts of the mass that are sung rather than said e.g. the alleluia
- post 1960 - choir music became simpler to allow the whole congregation to join in - helped people to feel involved on worship
- helped to make the Mass appeal to the whole congregation
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SONGS:
- religious songs that have been written recently to use in worship
- usually accompanied by modern instruments
- often sound more upbeat yet some are reflective
- usually sung by the whole concentration, such as during the mass
- help people to feel involved in worship
- some people this type of music is disrespectful as it is upbeat and can be distracting
- others think it is more accessible and appealing than traditional hymns
- religious songs that praise God
- have been used by generations of believers
- most written to be accompanied by an organ
- usually sung in church by the whole congregation, such as during the Mass
- help people to feel involved in worship
- have stood the test of time: their ability to help people praise God has been proven over many years
- Ancient from of music, usually sung unaccompanied, to a limited range of notes
- Used in monasteries to sing the Divine Order in Latin
- Also used in the church services
- the Catholic Church considers it to be ideal to use in the Mass as it is 'specially suited to the Roman liturgy' (Sacrosanctum Concilium 116)
- Pieces of poetry from the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. Often set to music and sung a s part of worship
- Important part of divine office
- Also used in mass
- Basis for many hymns e.g. the Lord is my Shepard
- Centre around the praise of God
- Talk about the joy of praising God through song
-cover a wide range of human experiences and emotions
- recognise that everything comes from God and without him, people are nothing
THE VALUE OF WORSHIP
- The Catholic Church has always approved of the use of music to praise God. Many Christians feel inspired by music and singing in the Mass, and it can make them feel closer to God.
MUSIC IN WORSHIP:
- Unites people in praise
- Can make worship feel more joyous or solemn
- Inspires people to praise God
- Increases the beauty of worship
- Helps people to feel more involved in worship
SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL STRESSED BENEFITS OF USING MUSIC:
- 'Sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action' - Sacrosanctum Concilium 112
- Some settings are more complex - designed to reflect God's glory and greatness - often includes Gloria settings
- Some are much simpler so the whole congregation can join in
- Some are more modern, appealing to a younger generation
- Some are more reflective to give a sense of peace and harmony
MYSTERY OF FAITH
- an acknowledgemnet that the whole saving event of Christ's life, death and resurrection has been made present through the consecration
- Used after the concentration, when the Bread and Wine have become the Body and Blood of Christ
- a Latin word meaning 'holy'
- a hymn to praise God's holiness
- based on Isaiah's vision in the Temple, when the angles cried out, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts' (Isaiah 6:1-3)
- used before the Eucharistic Prayer in Mass
- not used during the more sorrowful seasons of Advent and Lent
- a Hebrew word meaning 'praise God'
- a hymn of joy and triumph that praises God
-announces the presence of Christ
- used to introduce the reading of the Gospel at Mass to greet the presence of Christ
- also sung three times during the Easter Vigil resurrection
- a hymn to praise God's glory and goodness
- begins with the words 'Glory to God in the highest heaven' (Luke 2:14)
- used near the beginning of the Mass
- not used during the more sorrowful seasons of lent and advent
TRIUNE GOD IN THE BIBLE
- This verse helps to explain the relationship between the Trinity and a Christian.
- Christians are God's children and brothers and sisters of Jesus.
- God the Father pours out the Holy Spirit into a Christian's heart. This is the love that unites the Father and the Son, and it fills the person with grace.
- 'And because you are children, God has sent the spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!' - Galatians 4:6
- Matthew describes the baptism of Jesus:
- After his baptism, Jesus saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting him. And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.
- The Holy Spirit is the love that unites the Father and the Son. Here the Holy Spirit is represented by a dove, which comes down from God the Father to stay with Jesus.
- The Father is the 'voice from heaven'.
- The Father calls Jesus his Son. (Christians believe God the Son took on human form to become Jesus).
- Jesus' baptism is when God reveals himself as the Trinity.
- For Christians, it shows there really are three persons who all coexist at the same time - not just one person who sometimes appears as the Father, the Son or The Holy Spirit.
- In this verse from the Old Testament, the words ' the Lord alone' stress there is only one God
- Through the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, Christians have come to believe that God is three persons.
- But even though there are three separate persons, there is still only one God. This verse is an important reminder of that belief, which forms the foundation for the belief of the Trinity.
'Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.' - Deuteronomy 6:4-5