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.
A cradle Catholic and a product of parochial schools, I NEVER saw the Mass like this. My dad, who is 93, is watching the Worship series with me...he said that he also had no clue as to the origin of the service. the Why We Worship makes Mass so much richer for both of us.
This series gave me another perspective on Catholic worship. Great lecture!
This is a nice set for answering a myriad of questions. The last two discs on the mass are the best I have come across at giving a thorough explanation of why we do what we do in the mass. This set is worth the money in my opinion.
This program walks you through the origins of all of the parts of a Catholic mass with Bible verse references. I now look forward to being a part of the mass instead of being an observer.