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2012 | 1 | 63-80

Article title

Celebracja homilii w kontekście celebracji Eucharystii i niedzieli



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The celebration of the homily in the context of the celebration of the Eucharist and sunday

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The homily is part of the liturgy, because – like every liturgical act – requires celebration. To justify this thesis homily was placed in the context of the celebration of the Eucharist and the Lord’s Day. Quoted Church documents speak clearly about homilies belonging integral to the liturgy. It is linked to both its content and function. The homily is a celebration, because celebration of the liturgy of the word, part of which it represents. Both parts of the Mass – Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist – are closely related. The priest holding the Eucharist is the celebrant, both when he “breaks the bread for us”, and when “explains to us the Scriptures” (Eucharistic Prayer V). Preacher is therefore celebrant homily preached by him. The fact that the homily is an integral part of the liturgical celebration, related to the legal requirements according to which there is a duty of preaching the homily at all Masses with a congregation on Sundays and holidays. Since Sunday homily is obligatory (weekdays only recommended), it means that it is an essential element of the tour, celebrating the Christian Sunday. Sunday Eucharistic gathering is at the table of brotherhood word and the Eucharistic bread. The homily is part of the banquet feast of words and should be. It is “the food necessary to sustain the Christian life” (IGMR 65), because nothing festive meal “should be” a faithful celebrates the living presence of the risen Lord. Feeding the bread of the word for them is just as important and necessary as the reception of the Body of Christ. At the end of the article is given, what is the celebration of the homily, which ultimately can be divided into the following formula: preaching to celebrate, celebrating proclaim – in fact the liturgy and the preaching is (all), the liturgy is preaching.








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  • Wydział Teologiczny Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu


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