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Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies
School of Theology and Seminary
The intent of this paper is to show how the Mozarabic rite preserved the ancient order of the rites of initiation long after the rest of the Western church had abandoned it. Itwill be demonstrated that the particular circumstances of geography, history, and theology served to maintain the earliest practices of initiation. The import of maintaining this tradition can be seen in today's return to the ancient order in the adult rites of initiation. Further, by abandoning the ancient order, a new theology of those sacraments is implied, a theology that can be seen as weaker and contradictory to what the ancient church taught.
Cronan, Sean OSB, "The Barbarians Did It Right: The Mozarabic Rites of Initiation" (2003). Graduate Papers/Theses. 912.
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