Liturgy Practicum 2
Liturgy Practicum 2 is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop and implement small group worship customs, such as prayers, seasonal observances, and moon or other monthly rituals within a group of three to twenty individuals outside of the student's immediate domestic group (family members).
Requirement #1: Key concepts
- Describe three differences between personal or domestic rituals and small-group rituals. (Minimum 150 words)
- Explain the importance of a shared worldview or cosmology within group ritual, and what can be done to help foster that shared cosmology. (Minimum 200 words)
- Explain how you can incorporate words, motion, dance, posture, music, and gesture in a public, small group ritual. How is including each one in small group ritual different from how they are included in individual or domestic ritual? (Minimum 50 words per item, and minimum 150 additional words for comparison)
- Explain why it is important to include physical offerings in ritual. (Minimum 150 words)
Requirement #2: Documenting domestic and small-group ritual practice:
- Keep and submit for review a journal covering a period of not less than six months and not more than a year that documents your active participation as a celebrant at six or more group rituals, including three observances of seasonal festivals. The text of individual prayers written by you should be provided as frequently as possible. Include an essay for each rite that involves the analysis and commentary on the ritual's structure, as well as a critical review of the performance of that rite.
- Write and lead at least one group High Day ritual. Submit both your script for that ritual and an evaluation of the ritual in terms of structure (how the ritual flowed) and function (what was accomplished). Include evaluations of the ritual from two other attendees. (Include contact information for the attendees providing the evaluations. Their evaluations must be at least 125 words in length and include a description of what they thought went well and what improvements could be made, as well as whether or not they believe the ritual accomplished its purpose.)
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