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Brandon Harvey teaches higher ed theological courses on the sacraments, the Sacred Liturgy, and is also passionate about biblical studies. The podcast episodes are meant to provide assistance for theology students.
61 Episodes
This podcast episode looks at the treatment of the Liturgy of the Hours within the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The goal is for this to provide a foundational theological understanding of the Liturgy of the Hours to assist with the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. 
This episode serves as a reminder that when we celebrate the Sacred Liturgy there are heavenly participants alongside us.
Jesus is a priest in the order of Melchizedek. What was Melchizedek's sacrificial offering? How does this relate to Jesus in light of Hebrews 10? Find out...
This podcast looks at some of the items concerning the CCC and the 4 Pillars to emphasize particular points that you will discover in your CCC reading/work. 
Discover the background of Tertullian and his words on persecution, Christian Initiation, and what we would now call the "Liturgy of the Hours."
Explore the life/background of Saint Cyprian of Carthage, his insights on the Lord's Prayer, and his witness to an early form of the Liturgy of the Hours. 
Explore a summary of Aquinas 5 ways, his insights into a church building, and the consecration of sacred vessels. On the 5 ways: ST I, q. 2, a. 1-3.On the respective liturgical rites: ST III, q. 83, a. 1-6.  
Jesus the Liturgist

Jesus the Liturgist


Discover how Hebrews 8 speaks of Jesus as the Liturgist who carried out our work of redemption and has gifted us New Covenant liturgies. 
Saint Catherine notes the importance of accepting moments of Divine Visitation while praying and whether or not the Liturgy of the Hours should be concluded after this visitation. 
In this audio mini-lecture we look at some highlights in our reading of Saint Francis deSales and insights into the experience of Mass at that time. 
We will explore three selected texts from Catholic figures during the Modern Era: Cardinal Newman (Saint John Henry Newman), the First Vatican Council, and Pope Leo XIII. 
This podcast is a brief overview of the common practice of the past for the liturgical assembly to pray and worship facing the East/Orient and to do so together (both priest and people). It looks at a handful of sources very briefly to help us notice some of the sources on this topic to accompany the theology of Ratzinger. 
The Divine Pattern

The Divine Pattern


This episode explores two theological ideas: The Sacramental Principle and the Mystery of Christ made present in the sacraments. 



This episode explores the use of the word "mystery" in Catholic theology as understood from the perspective of the study of the sacraments and the liturgy. There are some lengthy quotes from Fr. Odo Casel who influenced Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (and even Joseph Ratzinger!).
The Mystagogical Fathers catechize a certain way (moving from the visible rites to the invisible), catechize at different times, and provide a theological understanding of sacramental initiation that helps us to understand that the catechesis was mystagogical but the primary mystagogy was the sacrament itself and an important aspect of the process was good liturgy. Here is an article for anyone wanting to explore the materials further: CLICK HERE. 
This is not meant to cover all the issues in Luther's sacramental theology but is an introduction of his approach in order to better understand the teachings of the Council of Trent. 
Here is a brief introduction to the Didache of the Apostolic Fathers and its inclusion of insights into the sacramental life of the earliest churches. 
Here is a short summary of what happens in the Sacrament of Baptism when water and the words of Baptism are used as God's channel of grace. 
Explore the error that sacraments are magic and what problematic view this causes and how to fix it. 
Discover in this podcast episode the biblical data that demonstrates the possibility of infant Baptism. These principles are deeply rooted in Sacred Scripture and actualized by the pastoral needs of the earliest Christians of history. 
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