TFI #58

58. Be able to describe the liturgy of the Apostolic era

It was a Saturday and Sunday celebration.  They attended both Synagogue/Temple and Christian celebrations.  There was the Liturgy of the Word with readings from the Law and the Prophets, Psalms and eventually the Gospels.  There was the Liturgy of the Eucharist with the breaking of the bread.  This was often done in context of a meal.

St. Jerome on Psalm 41, from the Liturgy of the Hours

So then, you who have followed our lead and robed yourselves in Christ, let the words of God lift you out of this turbulent age as a net lifts the little fishes out of the water. In us the laws of nature are turned upside down – for fish, taken out of the water, die; but the Apostles have fished us out of the sea that is this world not to kill us but to bring us from death to life. As long as we were in the world, our eyes were peering into the depths and we led our lives in the mud. Now we have been torn from the waves, we begin to see the true light. Moved by overwhelming joy, we say to our souls: Put your hope in the Lord, I will praise him still, my saviour and my God.