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Date of Award
Master of Arts in Theology
School of Theology and Seminary
R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB
The inculturation of our Samoan culture into the liturgy helps the Samoan people see the purpose and the importance of the Mass. The paper describes how the Samoans celebrate their Samoan reconciliation rites in three different ways. The paper also speaks of how these Samoan reconciliation rites are adapted into the penitential rite of the Mass. The adaptation of this aspect of the Samoan culture into the lliturgy helps the Samoan people understand fully and participate fully in celebrating the mystery of Christ. The Samoan culture works as an instrument to simplify for the Samoan people what the church's intention is, in and through the Mass.
Atonio, Falaniko, "The Inculturation of the Samoan Reconciliation Rite into the Penitential Rite of the Liturgy of the Mass" (2002). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 763.
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