Definition of Liturgy

1. Noun. A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine.




2. Noun. A rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship.
Generic synonyms: Religious Rite, Rite
Specialized synonyms: Christian Liturgy
Derivative terms: Liturgical, Liturgist

Definition of Liturgy

1. n. An established formula for public worship, or the entire ritual for public worship in a church which uses prescribed forms; a formulary for public prayer or devotion. In the Roman Catholic Church it includes all forms and services in any language, in any part of the world, for the celebration of Mass.

Definition of Liturgy

1. Noun. A predetermined or prescribed set of rituals that are performed, usually by a religion. ¹

2. Noun. An official worship service of the Christian church. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Liturgy

1. a prescribed system of public worship [n -GIES] : LITURGIC [adj]

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Literary usage of Liturgy

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1. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"liturgy (The Roman). The oldest form« of this liturgy are to be found in the ... Ascribed to St. Mark ; but the existing liturgy has received numberless ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The liturgy of the African Church is known to us from the writings of the Fathers, but there exists no complete work, no liturgical book, belonging to it. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"35-44 liturgy .. Luke Ix. 121J Gospel lessons for the seventh month, Bar- rnah:it ... VI liturgy .. John XX. 1-Й Feast of Terms, or of toe Fifty Days- lit ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1791)
"213. Printed at Plymouth ; and fold by John« fön in London. 1791. *T*HAT the farm of prayer in our public liturgy is generally ..."

5. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"liturgy OF ST. AMBROSE.—A form for celebrating the Holy Eucharist used at ... liturgy OF ST. BASIL.—The liturgy bearing this name is a modified form of that ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"To a liturgy in itself there was no general opposition, as Knox' Book of Common Order had been in use since the Reformation ; but to this particular liturgy ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Importance and Delimitation of liturgy (ÍD. Theory of liturgy ... Relation of liturgy to Doctrine (5 si. Exemplification by the Lutheran liturgy (5 4). ..."

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