The Origins and Structure of the Eucharist
A high level summary of how we got to the Mass we experience today
Have you ever wondered how we ended up with the Mass that you see today? This course begins with a study of the origins of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. It follows the historical development of Eucharistic worship in the patristic period and the middle ages as well as the revision of the Roman rite following the Council of Trent.
Please note: The lectures in this course are more advanced than in our other online courses.
Uwe Michael Lang, a native of Nuremberg, Germany, is a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, where he serves as Parish Priest. He is on the Visiting Faculty of the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, Illinois.
Formerly a staff member of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (2008–2012) and Consultor to the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff (2008–2013). Author of Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer (2nd edition 2009) and The Voice of the Church at Prayer: Reflections on Liturgy and Language (2012), and Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual and the Expression of the Sacred (2015), as well as other publications in patristic and liturgical studies. He is a Board Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and the Editor of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.
StartClass 1: The Last Supper and the Origins of the Eucharist (62:03)
StartClass 2: Early Christian Liturgy – Growth in a Hostile Environment (59:34)
StartClass 3: After Constantine – Development in the East (54:22)
StartClass 4: Roman Stational Liturgy (62:20)
StartClass 5: Monastic Life and Imperial Patronage (61:21)