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Making Liturgy : Creating Rituals for Worship and Life - Dorothea McEwan

Making Liturgy

Creating Rituals for Worship and Life

By: Dorothea McEwan (Editor), Pat Pinsent (Editor), Ianthe Pratt (Editor), Veronica Seddon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th July 2011
ISBN: 9781853114403
Number Of Pages: 200

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Liturgy is a framework which enables people to worship together, to share gifts and ideas and to articulate a vision of God. Apart from the authorized liturgies of the churches, groups within the church can create simple liturgies as a way of giving voice to their concerns and longings. Here, a group of Catholic women share their experience of creating rituals which have arisen out of their needs and aspirations. Part one explores what makes good liturgy and offers a complete practical guide for creating your own liturgies, including advice on: how to choose music; how to use symbols; and how to plan liturgical celebration for small groups and large gatherings. Part two offers 20 ready-made liturgies, some for the seasons of the Christian year and others for special events and rites of passage. This is an imaginative resource for all who plan or lead worship. Dorothea McEwan is the author of numerous books on feminist theology and is archivist of the Warburg Institute in London. Ianthe Pratt runs the Christian Womens' Resource Centre in Dulwich. Pat Pinsent is a lecturer at Roehampton College. Veronica Seddon is a founder member of the Catholic Women's Network.

'Making Liturgy'
Preface
Making Liturgy
Worship and Liturgy: What are they?p. 3
The Language of Symbols, Symbolic Space and Dancep. 6
Inclusive Language in Liturgyp. 12
Creating Liturgies for Small Groupsp. 17
Creating Liturgies for Large Groupsp. 22
Choosing Music for Liturgyp. 30
Creating Common Ground: Taking Liturgy to the Streetsp. 37
Liturgy's Powerful Effectsp. 43
Sample Liturgies
Introductionp. 51
Advent: Advent Wreathp. 57
New Year and Epiphany: A Shared Mealp. 61
Epiphanyp. 66
Annunciation: Women's World Day of Prayerp. 68
Annunciationp. 72
Maundy Thursday: The Oils of Sufferingp. 76
Passoverp. 84
Easterp. 95
Pentecostp. 97
Harvestp. 102
Images of Godp. 107
Seeingp. 112
Fire, Air, Water and Earthp. 115
Balancep. 119
Justicep. 123
Leadershipp. 127
A 'Wilderness' Liturgyp. 132
Anger and Peacep. 134
A Shared Mealp. 138
Facing Changep. 141
Journeyingp. 145
Reclaiming Maryp. 151
Reclaiming Mary Magdalenep. 156
Honouring Our Foremothers: A Celebratory Dinnerp. 161
'Croning': Celebrating a Seventieth Birthdayp. 166
Menstruation and Menopausep. 170
Mothering and Nurturingp. 173
Women and Justicep. 177
Resourcesp. 180
Acknowledgmentsp. 189
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ISBN: 9781853114403
ISBN-10: 1853114405
Series: Creating Rituals for Life
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 19th July 2011
Publisher: CANTERBURY PRESS NORWICH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.33