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Cultural Program 2022
THE FIVE SENSES IN LITURGY.
SEING THE WORD
“The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, since, especially in the sacred liturgy, she unceasingly receives and offers to the faithful the bread of life from the table both of God's word and of Christ's body.” [Dei Verbum n.21]
The word is sound, but it is also place because the sound can only arise in a specific space and time. In the Catholic Church ritual, the Word of God is announced so that Christian people can be nourished with the words of the faith as if at a table, comparing the Eucharistic Table with the table of the Word of God.
The proclamation of the Word of God and, in particular the Resurrection of Christ is the center of the Christian liturgical life and finds its maximum expression in the Easter vigil. In this moment the liturgy enhances all the human senses. Singing, incense, exchanging the sign of peace and, of course, Eucharistic invite the faithful to feel the Mystery also in a sensory way, foretasting the divine beauty, the faithful can already experience it but not yet completely.
The space is the environment in which gestures, sounds, scents of the liturgy arise and is the place where the announcement of the Resurrection of Christ resounds; with its structure and images, the space can show the expression of the Christian Mystery in an effective way, making the faithful perceive the transcendence of Christ with all their senses.
“The force and power in the word of God is so great that it stands as the support and energy of the Church” (DV 21). The word of God can therefore be stronger if spread in a good quality space and the message of salvation can be more effective when announced in a good place; therefore, architecture and art contribute to the spread and perception of the Word.
Images are not just simple tools; it is necessary to emphasize the importance of artistic artworks in the proclamation of the Word of God and in the concrete perception of the Christian Mystery.
Aiming to research the meanings and the correct ways of expression in liturgy, during the 3rd EDITION OF DEVOTIO we will analyze the topic SEEING THE WORD.
AN ARENA FOR CONFERENCES AND DEBATES
The ARENA, located in the exhibit area, will host five meetings focusing on SEEING THE WORD topic in its various expressions, with in-depth analysis, discussions and debates. The project aims to talk with the users and share new ideas for the pastoral activities.
Sunday, February 13
2.30 pm - Meeting “SEING THE WORD. The meeting at Emmaus in art”
Monday, February 14
10.00 am - Meeting “WAITING FOR THE RESURRECTION. Spaces and words of the Christian memory”
2.30 pm - Meeting “LISTENING TO THE WORD. The ambon and the evangeliarium: art, architecture and liturgy”
Tuesday, February 15
10.00 am - Meeting “CELEBRATING THE WORD: the ambon in the contemporary liturgical and architectural projects”
2.30 pm - Meeting “ACOUSTICS IN CHURCHES AND SUSTAINABILITY”
Exhibition ‘SUPPER AT EMMAUS’ \ APPROACHING PATHS: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
An exhibit area specially designed to host the artworks created during the third edition of ‘APPROACHING PATHS: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND CHRISTIAN MYSTERY’. Participants are called to interpret the Supper at Emmaus and the meeting with Jesus Christ made by the two disciples on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus described by the evangelist Luke. The themes of the journey, the meeting, the supper and the announcement, key elements of the Christian experience, are gathered in a single page. Our artists will have to create an artwork able to testify the encounter with Christ.
Exhibition 'CODEX PURPUREUS ROSSANENSIS'
Exhibition ‘CELEBRATING THE WORD: THE AMBON IN THE PROJECTS OF THE DIOCESAN COMPETITIONS’
Exhibition-contest ‘THE DALMATIC DURING THE EASTERN VIGIL. A SELECTION OF THE PRODUCTION'
Aiming to enhance the artistic skills of the firms operating in the religious industry and looking for the 'noble simplicity' desired by the Second Vatican Council, the Scientific Committee on the occasion of the third edition of DEVOTIO will give life to an exhibition displaying the best creations made by the manufacturers of liturgical vestments focusing on the theme "THE DALMATIC DURING THE EASTERN VIGIL".
The topic was chosen with the aim to give value to the role of deacons in the Church and their commitment to announce the Resurrection during the Easter vigil.
A CONSULTING POINT provided by Dies Domini CENTRO STUDI per l’architettura sacra e la città of the Card. Giacomo Lercaro Foundation is always open to support priests and pastoral workers aiming to discuss concrete cases of liturgical spaces management.