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Catechism in a Year

Sunday, July 29, 2018

240. What is the purpose of holy images?

The image of Christ is the liturgical icon par excellence. Other images, representations of Our Lady and of the Saints, signify Christ who is glorified in them. They proclaim the same Gospel message that Sacred Scripture communicates by the word and they help to awaken and nourish the faith of believers.

Further reading: CCC 1159-1161, 1192

241. What is the center of the liturgical season?

The center of the liturgical season is Sunday which is the foundation and kernel of the entire liturgical year and has its culmination in the annual celebration of Easter, the feast of feasts.

Further reading: CCC 1163-1167, 1193
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