Advent and Christmas

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Advent and Christmas

  • Professor, Boston College School of Theology
  • Past President, N. American Academy of Liturgy
12 Lectures (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Join award-winning teacher and world-renown liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, S.J. in exploring the richness of two of our most vital liturgical seasons: Advent and Christmas.

Advent

Advent is a season of expectation for the final coming of the Lord and for the annual celebration of his birth at Christmas. This series is designed to capture the spirit of Advent through its liturgical prayers, Scripture readings, music and poetry. Explore the three great figures of Advent: The Blessed Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and the Prophet Isaiah. One presentation focuses entirely on the two great Marian feasts of Advent: the Immaculate Conception (December 8) and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas (December 12).

Advent, and this course, encourages you to reflect on Christian hope in our lives as well as on the timeless messages preached by John the Baptist and by the prophets of the Old Testament. The final week of Advent, with its “O Antiphons”, inspires us to pray ardently: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

Christmas

Christmas is the most popular season of our Christian liturgical year. It celebrates the birth of the Lord Jesus on December 25 as well as a number of feasts associated with his Incarnation. By means of the liturgical prayers, the Scripture readings and the poetry and music of Christmas you can grow in appreciation of the meaning of its celebration for our lives and in our world.

Through this series, you will focus on the “Holy Night” on which our Savior was born and on the origins of Christmas in the city of Rome. You will also explore the other two Masses of Christmas day and the celebrations that follow.

This course will give you newfound Christmas joy and understanding.

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Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles

    Advent

  • Sunday – The Heart of the Liturgical Year
  • The Beginning of Advent
  • Advent as Preparation
  • Advent and the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Advent as a Season
  • Immediate Preparation for Christmas

    Christmas

  • Christmas: The Holy Night
  • Mass at Dawn and During the Day
  • The Companions of Christ
  • A Theology of Christmas
  • Epiphany
  • The Baptism of the Lord
About Your Presenter

Fr. John F. Baldovin, S.J., Ph.D., has been teaching in university and seminary settings for the past 28 years. He is currently Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has taught at Fordham University and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Fr. Baldovin worked with the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) from 1994-2002. He is past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the international ecumenical Societas Liturgica. He is currently president of the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy. His books include Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation: Understanding the Mass (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Reforming the Liturgy: A Response to the Critics (Liturgical Press, 2008).

Praise for John Baldovin, S.J.

“Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, is a first-rate liturgical scholar and an excellent teacher… As a committed Vatican II Catholic with an ecumenical sensitivity, there is no one better than he to lead us through and into the Eucharistic source and summit of the Christian Faith.”
The Rev. Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD., University of Notre Dame...

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