The aim of this study is to analyze the signs, symbols and illustrations in the Roman Missal, which is used as an official liturgical book in the Catholic Churches every week, and to relate these symbols to the life of Jesus Christ and the events described in the Bible. The undeniable place of the icons in the Catholic Church has been a subject that has been debated throughout history. The visual elements that adorn the books of worship, such as the icons that decorate the interior of the Catholic Church, are also used by the Church until today. One of the last example of this is the signs, symbols and illustrations used in official worship books. This study is based on the Roman Missal, the official ritual book which is used in churches in weekly worship, and symbolism of this book will be examined in terms of art, aesthetics and the history of religions. In this way, the way the Catholic Church reflects the visual arts used in all areas of religious life to the books of worship will be evaluated.
History of Religions, Christianity, Catholic Church, Eucharist, Roman Missal
|Author :||Musa Osman KARATOSUN|
|Number of pages:||99-135|