Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Liturgy Convention of the Archdiocese of Colombo: Cañizares, Ranjith, Lang, Mosebach

As part of the Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Colombo called by H.E. Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith (which we have mentioned in passing here), a liturgy convention was held in that diocese from 1 to 3 September. Speakers included, beyond Archbishop Ranjith himself, H.Em. Card. Cañizares, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, who delivered the keynote address on "Liturgy, the most effective way of experiencing the overpowering presence of God in human life"; Fr Uwe Lang, Cong. Orat., official of that same Congregation and well known to NLM readers as auhtor of "Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer", who spoke on "Beauty and Liturgy: Towards an understanding of the concept of Liturgy as a glimpse of heaven"; and Martin Mosebach, equally well-known author of The Heresy of Formlessness. The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy, whose topic was "The difficulties emerging in the Church with regard to worship patterns. Tradition or Innovations?". Full texts of all talks will be uploaded to the convention's website, where you can also find further information. Already online is Archbishop Ranjith's talk on "Liturgy of the Hours and Priestly Spirituality".

Some impressions from the convention, taken from the same website. Archbishop Ranjith:


With Card. Cañizares:




Fr Lang:


Martin Mosebach:



The audience: