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Liturgy (leitourgia) is a Greek composite word meaning originally a public duty, a service to the state undertaken by a citizen.
Liturgy of the first two centuries as made up of somewhat free improvisations on fixed themes in a definite order; and we realize too how naturally under these circumstances the very words used would be repeated -- at first no doubt only the salient clauses -- till they became fixed forms.
Liturgy is that of the gradual supplanting of the
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 liturgy, Christian. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The ancient liturgies of the East are classified as Antiochene or Syrian (with modern liturgies in Greek, Old Slavonic, Romanian, Armenian, Arabic, and Syriac) and Alexandrine or Egyptian (with liturgies in Coptic and Ethiopic).
The liturgies that arose in the West are classified as either Gallican (including the Celtic, Mozarabic, and Ambrosian) or Roman, both using Latin.
Most of its demands were met in the Roman Catholic Church by the liturgical reformation directed by the Second Vatican Council, including the use of vernacular languages in the Mass, participation of the laity in public prayer, and an emphasis on music and song.
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  AllRefer.com - liturgy, Christian (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Liturgy, Hymns, And Prayers) - Encyclopedia
The ancient liturgies of the East are classified as Antiochene or Syrian (with modern liturgies in Greek, Old Slavonic, Romanian, Armenian, Arabic, and Syriac) and Alexandrine or Egyptian (with liturgies in Coptic and Ethiopic).
The liturgies that arose in the West are classified as either Gallican (including the Celtic, Mozarabic, and Ambrosian) or Roman, both using Latin.
Most of its demands were met in the Roman Catholic Church by the liturgical reformation directed by the Second Vatican Council, including the use of vernacular languages in the Mass, participation of the laity in public prayer, and an emphasis on music and song.
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  Christian liturgy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The liturgy of the western church was heavily affected by the decisions to allow the Priests to say the mass separate from the bishops (usually almost every public liturgy was celebrated by the bishop, as Christianity spread out of the major urban centers this became more difficult).
The history of the liturgies that deeply affect the life of Christians in many ways, that are the foundation of many other objects of study (architecture, art, music, etc.) is no inconsiderable element of church history.
A consensus of liturgies is, therefore, both in space and time a greater witness of agreement than a consensus of Fathers, for as a general principle it is obvious that people in their prayers say only what they believe.
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 LITURGY - LoveToKnow Article on LITURGY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The liturgy of Christians of St Thomas, on the Malabar coast of India, form belonged to this group, but it was almost completely assimila to the Roman liturgy by Portuguese Jesuits at the synod ing Diamper in 1599.
The Liturgy of I/ic Scottish Episcopal Church.This liturgy in nearly its present form was compiled by Scottish bishops in 1636 and imposedor, to speak more accurately, attempted to be imposedupon the Scottish people by the royal authority of Charles I. in 1637.
On his return to Scotland this form of liturgy was adopted by an act of the general assembly in f 560 and became the established form of worship in the Presbyterian church until the year 1645, when the Directory of Public Worship took its place.
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 Liturgy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Methods of dress, preparation of food, application of cosmetics or other hygienic practices are all considered liturgic activities.
Liturgies are natural and common in all human activities such as organized sports venues.
In the Christian church, liturgical churches are those that use a well-defined liturgy dating to the second century and earlier, in which many of the words and music used follow basic patterns each time the service is conducted.
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 Sacrosanctum Concilium - On the Sacred Liturgy
For the liturgy, "through which the work of our redemption is accomplished," (1) most of all in the divine sacrifice of the eucharist, is the outstanding means whereby the faithful may express in their lives, and manifest to others, the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.
In the liturgy the sanctification of the man is signified by signs perceptible to the senses, and is effected in a way which corresponds with each of these signs; in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and His members.
The study of sacred liturgy is to be ranked among the compulsory and major courses in seminaries and religions houses of studies; in theological faculties it is to rank among the principal courses.
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 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Liturgy and Culture
For liturgy to become associated with a particular culture in a particular time or place would seriously hinder the Church's expression of the eschatological character of its worship.
The first allegiance in mediating between liturgy and culture is faithfulness to the biblical witness and the Lutheran theological tradition that preserves that witness in the liturgy.
Rival camps have emerged-the one insisting that "culture should be adapted liturgy," the other complaining that liturgists are snobbish cultural imperialists who seek to impose Eurocentric values and visions of the world on an American culture that is essentially pluralistic.
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The Eastern liturgies include the Alexandrian (attributed to Saint Mark), the Antiochene (Saint James, Saint Basil, Saint John Chrysostom), and the East Syrian (Assyrian) or Chaldean (Addai and Mari), as well as the Armenian and Maronite rites.
The Western liturgies are the Roman and the Gallican.
In the Roman Catholic church the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council substituted the use of vernacular languages for Latin in the Mass and allowed the participation of the laity in public worship.
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 Liturgy & Justice Bibliography: Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
Francis argues that one reason for the problematic relationship between liturgy and justice is that "the seeds of the present disparity between liturgy and the call to justice were inadvertently sown by the liturgical movement itself, due to its understanding of the relationship between culture and the worship of the Church." AMAZON
The author examines the bases for Virgil Michel's appreciation for the liturgy as the basis of social regeneration: the mystical body was the message needed for the Christian renewal of society and the liturgy was the method of communicating the message to believers.
In considering the essential relationship between liturgy and justice, Hughes addresses two potential distortions of the liturgy: (1) the apparent gap between liturgy and living justice and (2) the superimposition of a theme on the celebration of liturgy.
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 The Holy Eucharist
The Liturgy of St. James which is celebrated on October 23, the feastday of the Saint.
The Divine Liturgy may be divided into two major parts: the Liturgy of the Catechumens and the Liturgy of the Faithful, which are preceded by the Service of Preparation.
The Divine Liturgy begins with the solemn declaration: "Blessed be the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit now and for ever more." With these words we are reminded that in the Divine Liturgy the Church becomes a real manifestation of God's Kingdom on earth.
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 OCA - The Orthodox Faith
The Divine Liturgy is the common action of Orthodox Christians officially gathered to constitute the Orthodox Church.
Because the Divine Liturgy exists for no other reason than to be the official all-inclusive act of prayer, worship, teaching, and communion of the entire Church in heaven and on earth, it may not be considered merely as one devotion among many, not even the highest or the greatest.
At the Divine Liturgy the faithful Christians participate in the voluntary self-offering of Christ to the Father, accomplished once and for all upon the Cross by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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 Liturgy Links
Fundamental principles affecting all future reform of the liturgy, promoting a renewed appreciation of the spirit of the liturgy, and providing a solid theological and a pastoral foundation for Church renewal.
This is an insightful, wise, and prudent instruction, fostering renewal of Sunday liturgy, according to the mind of the Church.
Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on the liturgy, 1947.
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Liturgy of the first Roman Sacramentaries in Latin, in about the sixth century.
Liturgies they describe, though the evidence of the last two is scanty (Probst, "Liturgie der drei ersten christl.
It is true that we can find parallel passages with other liturgies too, notably with that of Jerusalem (St. James).
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 Basilica of Saint Mary - Liturgy
The communal celebration of the liturgy is the "source and summit" of the life of a parish.
It is in the liturgy that we continue to be formed in the ways of our Christian life.
The celebrant of the liturgy is the entire community, from priest to parishioner, from musician to minister of hospitality.
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Constitution on the Liturgy Vatican II Liturgiam authenticam: On the Use of Vernacular Languages in the Publication of the Books of the Roman Liturgy 2001 document of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Cusick on the Scriptures of the sacred Liturgy and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Liturgy Reflections by Benjamin J. Urmston, SJ Liturgy Produced under the auspices of the "On-Line Ministries," sponsored by the Collaborative Ministries Office of Creighton University
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 Ministry & Liturgy (formerly Modern Liturgy) home page
If we are who we say we are, we should celebrate liturgy not only with full participation but with the passionate conviction of a people born to new life in baptism.
With changes in the language of liturgy, increasing issues of control and compliance, and ongoing friction between lay ministers and some clergy, the path ahead is neither level nor smooth.
Although many issues demand our attention, priority must be given to liturgy, for without it as our source and summit, we have nothing from which to draw our commitment to justice or to the poor.
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 Liturgy Facts
In the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, chapter VI, the Second Vatican Council teaches that a preeminent place is to be given to the Latin language, organ and Gregorian chant in the liturgy of the Latin rite, and that these are the "three jewels" of the Latin rite liturgy.
And liturgy cannot of course have adoration as its primary content since, according to the deistic understanding of God, there is no reason for it.
LITURGY OF THE ROMAN RITE FORUM--Sponsored by MCITL for discussion of questions pertaining to the proper celebration of the Roman Rite.
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It is somewhat interesting that your coworker would maintain that it is wrong to use a liturgy, since in the Old Testament God specifically regulated their worship, telling them when and how to worship, what sacrifices to offer, how the priests were to offer the sacrifices and so on.
As members of a liturgical church, we are led through the life of Christ and study pretty much the entire counsel of God during the course of the year.
By adopting a well-thought-out liturgy, we are using our Christian freedom and attempting to worship in a way that offers mutual edification by lifting our eyes regularly away from ourselves and to Jesus.
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 Liturgy of Saint James
The Divine Liturgy of St James, which was until recently only celebrated on the island of Zakynthos on his feast on 23 October and in Jerusalem on the Sunday after Christmas, is today celebrated in an increasing number of Orthodox churches.
It was the ancient rite of Jerusalem, as the Mystagogic Catecheses of St Cyril of Jerusalem imply.
It is still, in its Syrian form, the principal liturgy of the Syrian Oriental Church, both in Syriac and, in the ancient Syrian Orthodox Church of India, in Malayalam and English.
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 Liturgy: Original Services, Worship Ideas and Articles
I write all my work from the "ground up," with the belief that liturgy comes out of the needs of the people.
Like the "little liturgies" of the Psalms, I try to bring the prayers and praises of the people of a particular time, place and situation to God, and then speak God's living word to them in grace-filled response.
Please put "Liturgy Need" in the subject heading so I don't mistaken your inquiry for junk mail and delete it.
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