Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Christopher Carstens to discuss participation in the liturgy and the beauty of the opening prayer of the Mass.
Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:
- What is the sacramental principle?
- What is mystagogy?
- Why is the opening prayer of the Mass so important?
- What should be happening during the opening prayer?
- How is it possible that a God that doesn't need us thirsts for us and longs for us?
- What does it mean to bring our prayers forward as an offering to God during the opening prayer?
- Why is the opening prayer called the "collect"?
- Why is silence important during the Mass?