The sacraments are a precious, seven-faceted jewel embedded in the heart of the Catholic faith.
Yet, while believers readily acknowledge the centrality of these rites, they may be a bit fuzzy when it comes to explaining them. That's where Daniel Van Slyke's Liturgy 101 - Sacraments and Sacramentals course series comes to the rescue!
Liturgy 101: Sacraments and Sacramentals courses provide a concise, easy-to-follow overview of the liturgy that will immerse you in the Church's teaching and practice of the seven sacraments. The instructor, respected Catholic scholar and educator Daniel G. Van Slyke, grounds his courses in Sacred Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the rites with which the Church celebrates the sacraments.
Following a helpful introductory course on Words of Worship that explains the vocabulary used to discuss worship, Liturgy 101 courses explore the seven sacraments one by one. Each course explains in an accessible manner a sacrament's origins, how and by whom it is celebrated, and what it accomplishes. Van Slyke also addresses frequently asked pastoral, practical, and canonical questions concerning the celebration of the sacraments.
Liturgy 101 courses will empower you to more fruitfully participate in sacred liturgy by helping you to understand, appreciate, love, and celebrate the sacraments that Christ has entrusted to the Church.
The Liturgy 101 course series is based on the book:
LITURGY 101: Sacraments and Sacramentals
by Daniel Van Slyke STL PhD
The accompanying Liturgy 101 book for this course is available at:
Daniel G. Van Slyke, S.T.L., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Church History at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He holds an M.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas, an S.T.L. in Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from St. Louis University. With special interests in ancient Church history and Christian worship, Dr. Van Slyke has lectured widely and taught courses on both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as for ongoing adult education.