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Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World

Chapter 5: Oratio Jeremiae


Oratio Jeremiae

Film Focus Point: The Oratio Jeremiae is here chanted by a Dominican friar with montage of photos depicting suffering. (Note: You may want to provide the English text from Lamentations 5.)

Text Focus Point: Pages 113-114

Discussion Questions

  1. Identify two images in the video that seem to be direct references to the prayer.
  2. In this prayer Jeremiah is lamenting the people living like prisoners in their own country. Which of the images do you think most captures this feeling? Why?
  3. The prayer and the images seem to present a hopeless situation. Where, however, is the hope?

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