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The Triune God/The Trinity
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Why is music important in Worship?
It joins people together in prayer, increases the beauty of worship and helps people feel more involved in prayer.
What is the role of psalms in worship?
Centred around the praise of God. They have the theme of singing for joy. They help people focus and inspire hymns.
Unaccompanied. Dates back to between 9th and 13th century. Used in monasteries to sing the divine office in Latin. It is also used in Churches.
used by generations of believers. They have stood the test of time and are usually written with an organ accompaniment.
People are more personally involved. Encourages people to sing. The use modern instruments and are lively.
parts of the mass that should be sung rather than said. Such as the Alleluia. A style of music that is both contemporary and suited to public worship and easy to join in with. They help the mass appeal to all members.
Eucharistic Acclamation: Sanctus
Latin for "Holy". Shows God is completely holy (holy is said three times)- trinity. Can be sung in a reflective way or in praise to God.
Eucharistic Acclamation: Mystery of Faith
After the consecration. Everyone proclaims they accept the consecration has made present the whole saving event of Christs life, death and resurrection. It is through this event that God has shown his love for all people.
What is the impact belief in the Trinity has for believers?
Helps believers to see God is full of power and life (dynamic) and that he exists as a community of persons (relational). It also fills a person with grace. God the father pours the same holy spirit that united God the Son with God the Father into us. It shows Gods great love for us and the limits he took to become human.
What does the Creed teach about the Nature of God?-God the son.
-"Christ is the only begotten son of God" shows that the son shares in the same nature as the father.
-God the son was "born of all ages" This means there was not a point where the son did not exist.
-The son is true God "Consubstantial with the Father" shows there is no distinction in nature between them.
- The son took on limits in human nature "By the holy spirit was incarnate of the virgin Mary" this shows he did not have an earthly father but did have a human mother.
- He became human out of love for us, to save us.
- He rose from the dead and sits on the right hand side of God. God the son was always God but limited himself.
What does the Creed teach about the Nature of God?-God the Spirit.
-Gives life to all things
-Comes from the Father and the Son, uniting them both.
-The spirit inspires people to let them know the will of God.
What does the Creed teach about the Nature of God?-God the Father.
-He is the creator
-He is united with the son and spirit.
What does Genesis 1:1-3 show about God? ("In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.")
Shows God as the creator. Shows how the Trinity shared in the act of creation.
The wind from God is the spirit.
The word of God is the son.
God the father, through God the son, creates the universe through the power of the Holy Spirit.
How are Christians called to share in the life of the Trinity?
Christians believe the love of the Trinity flows into their hearts.
This is the Holy spirit.
Christians can share in the trinity by doing charity "If you see charity, you see the trinity" - Deus Caritas est.19
How do Christians share in the love of God through mission?
The church sends out people to help others. For example, to help poor people develop better lifestyles.
How do Christians share in the love of God through evangelism?
Evangelism is a way of sharing the life of the Trinity. It means preaching the Gospel by words.
What did St Augustine of Hippo say about the Trinity?
"God is love" - John 4:16
to have love you need three things: the lover, the person they love and the love that unites them. Love cannot exist on its own. This is like the Trinity. He focuses on the relationship within the Trinity.
What did Catherine LaCugna say about the Trinity?
She believed it is only possible to understand what God is through his actions in peoples lives. She believes the Trinity is relational. That every part is linked. The Father has always been one with the Son. There is no beginning or end. We know God through Jesus. The Holy Spirit guided Jesus.
What are the teachings of the council of Nicea and Constantinople?
- The son is eternally begotten from the Father
- The son has no beginning or end (eternal).
- The father and son Co-exist
- The Holy Spirit is the Lord, the giver of life
- He proceeds from the father.
- He is also worshiped
- He spoke through the prophets.
What is the importance of the Magisterium for beliefs about the Trinity?
Peter was chosen by Jesus to lead the Apostles. He died in Rome. The Choice of the Bishops of Rome are given by the laying on of hands.
Catholics believe the Holy Spirit guides the whole church in truth and this is expressed in the teachings.
What is the symbolism of Baptism?
Total Immersion- Being underwater at a baptism. Water was called "waters of the tomb". Going down into the water symbolises joining Christ in the tomb. The result of Jesus giving up his life to the will of God. It also shows our sins being washed away and rebirth.
Baptismal candle- symbolises the light of Christ.
White Garment- Purity, new life, newness and innocence.
How does Baptism allow the believer to join in the life of the Trinity?
Welcomes them into the family of God. Public declaration of faith. Becomes a child of God. Jesus was baptised by the holy spirit and the Father says "you are my son". All three are present.
What is the importance of prayer?
-It is a conversation where the believer opens themself up to the presence of God.
- Jesus offered himself to the Father on the cross
- We ask for Gods help through Jesus
- All prayers are joined with Jesus' prayers so no one is alone.
- Passed down over Generations. Already have the words laid out so people do not have to think of their own words to use.
- People are then not distracted by the words.
- People become open to the presence of God.
- Suddenly and without format.
- Choosing own words.
- Believe the spirit guides them.
- Can share own concerns.
- Comes from the heart.
Prayer postures- Kneeling
shows someone is submissive to the will of God. Acknowledges God's authority. The person is humble before God.
Prayer postures- Genuflecting
sign of respect. Going down on one knee. Acknowledgement of Christ's presence.
Prayer Postures- Prostrating
To lie with your face on the ground. A position of humility and self-giving to God (eg. People are nothing without God).
Prayer postures- Standing
shows respect and a readiness to act.
Prayer postures- Walking
The person wants God to be with them in all events of their day.
Prayer postures- Bowing
Shows respect to God and acknowledgement that he is great.
Prayer postures- Sitting
Allows people to focus on what is being said. Shows the believer is prepared to listen to God.
Prayer postures- Standing with arms stretched in front
Position of pleading and asking God to help.
Prayer postures- Standing with arms raised above head
shows praise of the greatness of God. The believer is defenseless and totally open.
Prayer postures- With joined hands
Sign of asking and acknowledging dependence on God.
Prayer postures- With open hands
sign of praise and acceptance of all that God will send.
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