The Mitre and Crozier in the Post-Conciliar Liturgy In Light of a Renewed Theology of the Episcopacy: A Diachronic and Contextual Analysis

Aladin Research Commons

The Mitre and Crozier in the Post-Conciliar Liturgy In Light of a Renewed Theology of the Episcopacy: A Diachronic and Contextual Analysis

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Irwin, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.author Ernest, Matthew en_US
dc.contributor.other Serra, Dominic en_US
dc.contributor.other Witczak, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-24T20:46:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-24T20:46:28Z
dc.date.created 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-02-24T20:46:28Z
dc.identifier.other Ernest_cua_0043A_10095 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/9189
dc.description Degree awarded: S.T.D. Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology. The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.description Full-text of this dissertation is available to CUA users only. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the use of the mitre and crozier in the post-Conciliar liturgical rites in light of the Second Vatican Council's sacramental theology of the episcopacy. It does so by means of the method outlined by Kevin Irwin in his work, "Context and Text," which states that the liturgy is an act of theology. The work begins by noting that the immediate pre-Conciliar use of the mitre and crozier in many ways reflects a common understanding of the Mediaeval period in which these symbols came into use: namely, that the episcopacy was not a separate order in the Sacrament of Orders. Instead, the bishop was often understood to be one prelate, among others, who had been given additional powers associated with canonical jurisdiction. Through the use of Conciliar documentation and the unpublished working papers of the Consilium, this dissertation offers a diachronic and contextual analysis of the Conciliar treatment and post-Conciliar reform of the mitre and crozier in light of the Council's teaching that the episcopacy is a distinct sacramental order with a unique participation in the three Christic munera. By means of a detailed analysis of the liturgical symbolism of these items, the work concludes that the symbols of the mitre and crozier were in many ways reformed in order to bespeak this renewed theology of the episcopacy. It also notes the significant liturgical and theological implications of the retention of longstanding practices associated with the use of the mitre and crozier which do not always appear to clearly mark the bishop's role as sacramentally unique. As well, this dissertation examines some of the ecclesiological and sacramental ramifications of the gradual application and development by the Consilium of the Council's statements concerning the particular liturgical role of the diocesan bishop in their reform of the mitre and crozier. There has not yet been a study of the pontifical rites from the perspective of liturgical sign and symbol in light of the Council's renewed understanding of the episcopacy. This dissertation aims to contribute to a more refined liturgical theology of the episcopacy through a study of these important symbols. en_US
dc.format.extent 269 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.subject Theology en_US
dc.subject.other Bishop en_US
dc.subject.other Consilium en_US
dc.subject.other Crozier en_US
dc.subject.other Liturgy en_US
dc.subject.other Mitre en_US
dc.title The Mitre and Crozier in the Post-Conciliar Liturgy In Light of a Renewed Theology of the Episcopacy: A Diachronic and Contextual Analysis en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Ernest_cua_0043A_10095display.pdf 1.492Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics