Thursday, March 6, 2014

Interesting Lecture

Above is an interesting lecture delivered by Dr. Laurence Hemming on the role of temple worship in Catholic liturgical life, particularly during the Middle Ages. Dr. Hemming, who is a deacon with the archdiocese of Westminster and who edited the excellent T&T Clark series on liturgy, draws interesting parallels between the Jewish temple system and the liturgical life that emerged in the Roman rite and how that liturgy was the "heart beat" of the local city. He mentions Mormonism (Latter Day Saints) often because he is lecturing in Utah (90% Mormon) and, sadly for us, Mormons are among the few other than Margaret Barker who still study the influence of the temple system in contemporary worship. The lecture makes me want to tell my local ordinary to found a chapter of canons and violate the Council of Baltimore! Anyway, click play and have a listen!

1 comment:

  1. I only wish we had more serious Catholics involved in this kind of study.
    I've started reading "The Bible and the Liturgy", which dovetails wonderfully with this.