4 hours 42 min. (6 CDs / 6 DVDs / MP3 / MP4)
[DVD1: 48 min, DVD2: 46 min, DVD3: 41 min, DVD4: 49, DVD5: 44 min, DVD6: 51 min]
Christians today have lots of different opinions about what "worship" should look like. Some think it should be all preaching, others think it should be 'entertaining', still others think it's all about the music. But what does the Bible say about worship? And why do Catholics do what they do at Mass? Why all the standing, sitting, kneeling, and repetition? Where does it all come from?
In this important series, Dr. Brant Pitre takes you on a scriptural tour of topics such as:
The Shape of Worship: Who determines how we worship? God or us?
The Meaning of Sacrifice: Why did God demand animal sacrifice in the Old Testament? What was the meaning of blood sacrifice? Does it play any role in Christian worship today?
The Tabernacle of Moses: What did worship look like in the Old Testament? How does it parallel the Mass today?
The Book of Revelation: What does worship look like in Heaven? How does Revelation reveal the Mass?
The Jewish Passover: What was Passover worship like at the time of Jesus? Why was it so important, and how does it parallel Catholic worship today?
The Last Supper and the Death of Christ: Why did Jesus choose to die during the Passover? How did his death fulfill the Jewish sacrifices in the Temple?
The Biblical Roots of the Mass: How does the Bible unlock the mysteries behind the words and actions in the Mass?
Many Catholics know what to do at Mass, but not why we do it. And many non-Catholics are confused by the rituals and words of the Mass. Some even think that most of the Mass is just 'made up'--a tradition of men. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you've ever wondered about whether or not the Mass is biblical, then look no further: Why We Worship is the perfect resource for parishes, RCIA programs, Bible studies--for anyone who wants to understand the Bible really says about the mystery and meaning of worship.
Everyone should see it !!!!
This is one of best series I have watched. It truly shows us our salvation history and journey on our way to Heaven. As always it for exceeded my expectations. A fantastic tool for training Catechist
There is so much information on these videos. Wow Dr Petri is Amazing speaker.
You definitely can teach an old Catholic convert new tricks! Dr. Petre is an amazing teacher. He makes subjects that can be dull and boring entertaining end it is easy to learn. And his passion for the topic really comes through. I never would have believed I would enjoy Old Testament history. It is truly fascinating how he links the Old Testament so beautifully with the New Testament. I know he is not old enough to have been there, but he sure teaches as though he had been!
"Why We Worship" is truly being enjoyed. We have watched the first four presentations and look forward to enjoying the rest of the series. It must be said that the content with Dr. Pitre's explanations have given an understanding of the biblical history of worship and the Mass a new dimension. We have learned a new insight that is considered a blessing. We send thanks to Dr. Pitre and Catholic Productions for making "Why We Worship" available on DVD. Sincerely, Louise and Herman Abry