of this article was to explore possibilities regarding the liturgical inculturation of the Easter
liturgy in the Southern Hemisphere. The Easter liturgy originated in the Northern Hemisphere,
where it was and is celebrated during Spring with all its concomitant symbolism of new life.
That symbolism seems to be lacking in the Easter liturgy in the Southern Hemisphere, where
Easter occurs during Autumn. In order to address this issue an interdisciplinary exploration of
the themes of both the Easter liturgy and the liturgical ordo was undertaken, as well as a study
of Afrikaans poems about Autumn. An example of a liturgy making use of the ecumenicalprotestant
fourfold order of worship [ordinarium] and enriched with liturgical elements based
on the poems studied here as well as some traditions relating to the Easter liturgy [proprium]
is presented. As a whole this article serves as an example of how Liturgical Studies can seek
alliances with other disciplines in order to address its own questions and for its own purposes.
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C.W. (Universiteit van Pretoria) was verantwoordelik vir die
konsep van die artikel waarna die outeurs se samewerking
en mede-outeurskap op ‘n gelyke bases was.