September 26th, 2014: Decoding the Christian Temple: Church Architecture and Its Place in Christian Worship
Join the Liturgical Institute to learn how the Church’s ritual books provide the foundational theology for liturgical art and architecture.
Perfect for pastors, architects, artists, building committees, RCIA leaders, Bible study groups, educators and all who love the Church’s artistic tradition.
Registration fee of $75.00 includes admission to all sessions, lunch, coffee and snacks. Overnight accommodations and additional meals are also available.
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Event Schedule, Friday, September 26, 2014
|8:30 am||Check-in opens, USML Conference Hall (Building 4, click here for map, parking in Purple Lot)|
|9:00 am||Sung Morning Prayer, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception|
|9:30 am||Welcome, Room 202 of USML Conference Hall|
|9:45 am||Session I: The Rite for the Dedication of a Church: The Key for Decoding the Christian Temple, Fr. Douglas Martis|
|11:00 am||Session II: From Temple to Eschaton: The Church Building As Image of the Mystical Body of Christ, Denis McNamara|
|12:15 pm||Sung Midday Prayer|
|1:00 pm||Lunch, University Dining Hall|
|2:00 pm||Session III:
Part I: Encountering the Mystery: Altar, Ambo, Portal, Font, Christopher Carstens
Part II: Thorny Questions: Seating Plans, Tabernacles, Choirs and More, Christopher Carstens and Denis McNamara
|3:45 pm||Session IV: From Brown Brick to Radiant Gems: Building the Council’s Heavenly Vision, Denis McNamara|
|5:00 pm||Sung Evening Prayer, Chapel of the Immaculate Conception|
Mr. Christopher Carstens is currently the Director of the Office of Sacred Worship for the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and an MA from The Liturgical Institute. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute and a frequent presenter in conferences and parish education.
Fr. Douglas Martis, STD, is director of the Liturgical Institute and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate in sacramental theology from the Institut Catholique in Paris, and is a frequent speaker in parishes and academic settings. He is the co-author of the book Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Christ in the Words of the Mass and editor of The Mundelein Psalter.
Dr. Denis McNamara is a scholar specializing in the intersection of sacramental and biblical theology with new church design. He is the author of three books on Catholic church architecture, including Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy, and a faculty member at The Liturgical Institute.