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Signs of Pandemic, Symbols of Hope: A Sketch of Pastoral Work in Liturgy

Antonius Firmansyah, S.J.


Bearing in mind that the faithful have already experienced the different impacts of COVID-19 in their daily life, pastoral workers need to find new ways of respecting the liturgical norms while also inviting and sustaining the spiritual motivation of the faithful to personally participate in liturgy. One possibility is through juxtaposing the signs of the pandemic encountered in our daily life with the symbols of liturgical celebration. To this end, pastoral workers need to facilitate an appropriate symbolic
engagement process during liturgy.

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