from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as mystagogic.

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  • adjective Of or relating to mystagogy.


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  • The include an introductory address, eighteen instructions delivered in Lent to those who were preparing for baptism, and five "mystagogical" instructions given during Easter week to the same persons after their baptism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Part of the mystagogical process is to demonstrate how the mysteries celebrated in the rite are linked to the missionary responsibility of the faithful.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • The need for mystagogical catechesis is absolutely necessary in being able to fully enter into the sacred mysteries in the liturgy; mind, body, heart, and soul.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • There are various ways and means by which mystagogical catechesis -- which should be ongoing -- can be taught and learned; some of which are:

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • It is also through mystagogical catechesis -- the intellectual explanation of the sacred mysteries, gestures, etc, within the liturgy -- by way of the homily, personal study, catechism classes, and so forth, that the faithful are able to know what the visible realities represent in terms of spiritual realities.

    The Sacred Liturgy: The First School of the Faith

  • An excellent example of mystagogical catechesis can be found in this video that was made at St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • He further explains that it is a "mystagogical approach to catechesis, which would lead the faithful to understand more deeply the mysteries being celebrated."

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • More than simply conveying information, a mystagogical catechesis should be capable of making the faithful more sensitive to the language of signs and gestures which, together with the word, make up the rite.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • In a more detailed explanation of the mystagogical approach to catechesis, the Holy Father gives guidelines in Sacramentum Caritatis.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • It repudiates the mystagogical claims to transcendence that Art still needs to be believed in.

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