Training of Trainers (TOTs) workshop on Worship and Liturgy is conducted by the Department of Pastoral Concerns at CSI Eco-Spirituality Centre, Othara, Kerala from 11-13 April 2018. About 40 participants from various dioceses have come together to learn the importance and newer nuances to make worship and liturgy more relevant and participatory. Worship that facilitates the encounter between human and divine, enables the human to express their devotion to God and experience the transformative power is a powerful tool. Similarly, the liturgy that integrates the human experiences, aspirations, lament and thanksgiving is a pedagogical tool that equips the worshippers to face the realities of life. These components are clearly explicated by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas K Oommen, Rev. Dr. Alfred Stephen, Rev. Dr. Jameson, Rev. Dr.T.I. James, Dr. Susan Thomas and Dr. Simon John. Biblical and theological understanding of worship and liturgy, the language and symbols, sacraments, confession and intercessions, historical development of the liturgy and so on were discussed.
Rev. James Cecil Victor
Director, Pastoral Concerns