Chaldean Liturgy – Exam Prep

In Preparation for the Liturgical Reform

The Liturgy Course for Lectors, Sub-deacons and Deacons at St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral has been concluded. It consisted of biblical, theological and liturgical studies of the sacraments, especially the sacrament of Holy Order and the sacrament of Eucharist.

More than 45 men and women including a number of young people participated in a two part exam. Part I was with Fr. Michael Bazzi and part II was with Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo.

The candidates did complete the course assignments and pass the exam and sign a Statement of Acceptance of the Responsibilities of Ordination, and have been approved by their pastors, confirming that they are willing to accept and fulfill the duties of this ministry, according to the call of their local church.

Questions for Liturgical Course exam 2006

1- Church Building: Establish a relationship between the building of the temple of Jerusalem
and the building of the Chaldean church? (Answer: p.4)

2- How is the journey to Emmaus a model to the Chaldean Rite Liturgy? (Answer: p.8)

3- What is the importance of Bema and Veil? (Answer: p.11)

4- What is the meaning and relevance of the orientation to the East and to the cross when
offering the sacrifice? Is it correct in the Chaldean Rite to have the cross behind the celebrant
at the moment of the offering? Yes or no? Why? (Answer: p.5)

5- What is the problematic in the first section of the mass in the actual missal & actual
implementation? How does the reform take care of this problem? (Answer: p.17-19)

6- What is the basic structure of the Eucharistic celebration as reported in the New Testament?
(Answer: p.12)

7- What is the meaning of Passover in the Old Testament and in the New Testament?
(Answer: p.6-7)

8- In the Eucharistic celebration, what are the elements that show the sacrifice, and which
elements show the banquet? (Answer: p.6-7)

9- How did the Eucharistic section develop in the 5th & 7th century? (Answer: p.13)

10- What is the problematic in the Eucharistic section of the mass as used today? How does the
reform resolve it? (Answer: p.17-19)