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Ionainspirerad mässa i Svenska kyrkan - med undersökning av veckomässor i Lunds stift

Nilsson, Anna LU (2009) TEOK02 20092
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The essay "Iona Inspired Services in the Church of Sweden - A Study of the Weekly Mass within the Diocese of Lund", written by Anna Nilsson, at Lund University Center for Theology and Religious Studies, and examined 2009-11-12.
Initially, what gave ground to this essay is a personal interest in liturgy and worship, from which I have developed a deeper interest in the liturgy of Iona Abbey, having visited them four times. The purpose of this study is to investigate the Iona mass/Iona ‘inspired’ mass in the Church of Sweden, and by focusing on weekly masses within the Diocese of Lund I will show where and how these masses are celebrated. The investigation was preceded by a study of literature about the history of the Iona Community.
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The essay "Iona Inspired Services in the Church of Sweden - A Study of the Weekly Mass within the Diocese of Lund", written by Anna Nilsson, at Lund University Center for Theology and Religious Studies, and examined 2009-11-12.
Initially, what gave ground to this essay is a personal interest in liturgy and worship, from which I have developed a deeper interest in the liturgy of Iona Abbey, having visited them four times. The purpose of this study is to investigate the Iona mass/Iona ‘inspired’ mass in the Church of Sweden, and by focusing on weekly masses within the Diocese of Lund I will show where and how these masses are celebrated. The investigation was preceded by a study of literature about the history of the Iona Community.
First, my study will reveal that only one parish within the Diocese of Lund celebrated Iona mass at one occasion in September 2009. In the Diocese of Lund, there are 159 parishes of which 103 parishes celebrates weekly masses. In these 103 parishes, there are 39 names for weekly masses; however, there is one parish responsible for 23 of these names. Therefore, I shall suggest room for future fields of research concerning the parishes, and naming of their weekly masses.
Second, I will portray a definition for an Iona mass, or alternatively, an Iona 'inspired' mass within the Church of Sweden. I shall argue four characteristic features are crucial: (1) The mass is framed by responsive readings, (2) the mass is inclusive, (3) the mass is creative and (4) the Words of Institution are placed before the Prayer of the Eucharist. In order to identify these components I have compared the mass sequence of Iona Abbey to its Swedish counterpart. Particularly, the first three features are examined to see if they can be included in the Iona masses/Iona 'inspired' masses within Swedish churches.
This essay will show that out of eight service sheets examined, none seem to have all three features represented adequately. Consequently, the conclusion of my work is that in order for a mass to be called an Iona 'inspired' mass these conditions need to be met, and also that a fully perceivable Iona mass may only be held at Iona Abbey.
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Nilsson, Anna LU
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TEOK02 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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veckomässor, Iona Abbey, Iona, Iona mass, Iona 'inspired' mass, weekly masses, Church of Sweden, Diocese of Lund Iona, Svenska kyrkan, Ionainspirerad mässa, Ionamässa, Lunds stift
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Swedish
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1511227
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  abstract     = {The essay "Iona Inspired Services in the Church of Sweden - A Study of the Weekly Mass within the Diocese of Lund", written by Anna Nilsson, at Lund University Center for Theology and Religious Studies, and examined 2009-11-12. 
Initially, what gave ground to this essay is a personal interest in liturgy and worship, from which I have developed a deeper interest in the liturgy of Iona Abbey, having visited them four times. The purpose of this study is to investigate the Iona mass/Iona ‘inspired’ mass in the Church of Sweden, and by focusing on weekly masses within the Diocese of Lund I will show where and how these masses are celebrated. The investigation was preceded by a study of literature about the history of the Iona Community. 
First, my study will reveal that only one parish within the Diocese of Lund celebrated Iona mass at one occasion in September 2009. In the Diocese of Lund, there are 159 parishes of which 103 parishes celebrates weekly masses. In these 103 parishes, there are 39 names for weekly masses; however, there is one parish responsible for 23 of these names. Therefore, I shall suggest room for future fields of research concerning the parishes, and naming of their weekly masses. 
Second, I will portray a definition for an Iona mass, or alternatively, an Iona 'inspired' mass within the Church of Sweden. I shall argue four characteristic features are crucial: (1) The mass is framed by responsive readings, (2) the mass is inclusive, (3) the mass is creative and (4) the Words of Institution are placed before the Prayer of the Eucharist. In order to identify these components I have compared the mass sequence of Iona Abbey to its Swedish counterpart. Particularly, the first three features are examined to see if they can be included in the Iona masses/Iona 'inspired' masses within Swedish churches. 
This essay will show that out of eight service sheets examined, none seem to have all three features represented adequately. Consequently, the conclusion of my work is that in order for a mass to be called an Iona 'inspired' mass these conditions need to be met, and also that a fully perceivable Iona mass may only be held at Iona Abbey. 
Anna Nilsson},
  author       = {Nilsson, Anna},
  keyword      = {veckomässor,Iona Abbey,Iona,Iona mass,Iona 'inspired' mass,weekly masses,Church of Sweden,Diocese of Lund

Iona,Svenska kyrkan,Ionainspirerad mässa,Ionamässa,Lunds stift},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ionainspirerad mässa i Svenska kyrkan - med undersökning av veckomässor i Lunds stift},
  year         = {2009},
}