DOMUNI UNIVERSITAS

Church and Sacraments

Church and sacraments

Access: There are no prerequisites for these short courses. The course material is university level.

Length of Studies: 12 months

Validation: Each of the five courses is assessed by a written assignment.

Diploma : Church and sacraments

“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything ». Col 1 :18

Beginning with a study of the liturgy, this course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. A guided study of the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium, opens up the origins, nature, structure, and mission of the Church.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 'The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us' (#1131). Here we are pleased to offer a more detailed study of these very particular channels of Grace: This diploma includes a historical, systematic, and pastoral study of the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist), sacraments of healing (reconciliation, sacrament of the sick), and sacraments of vocation (marriage and orders) in Roman Catholic practice.

The beliefs of the Church are studied further in a course concerning the Creed; those words so very familiar that we may well have known off by heart (at least until the texts were changed!) but what do they actually mean?

Church and sacraments

Liturgy 1
Liturgy 2
Ecclesiology
Sacramental life parts 1 and 2
The Creed
 

List of Courses

Sacramental Life Part I

Sacramental Life Part I

Part One includes: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist.

The Creed

The Creed

The Creed (divided in 12 parts)

 

Liturgy Part One

Liturgy Part One

The course provides the theological and historical foundations for understanding the evolution of Christian liturgical forms, and pastoral practice. The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present.

Liturgy Part Two

Liturgy Part Two

The course will examine the major moments in the historical development of the liturgy in both East and West from the New Testament era with its Jewish foundations to the present. Attention will be given to the role of ritual and symbol in human life, the relationship of liturgy to society and culture, and critical approaches to liturgical practice.

Ecclesiology

Ecclesiology

This course explores the mystery of the Church as seen in the light of Vatican II.

Sacramental Life Part II

Sacramental Life Part II

Part Two includes: Anointing, Reconciliation, Marriage, Ordination.