liturgy : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
- n a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
- Some Vatican insiders caution that Benedict's new ruling will simply ease restrictions on access to the old liturgy, which has continued to be followed by a small minority of .
- Reforming the liturgy means in essence revising the solemn, tradition-laden Mass that has stood basically unchanged for 400 years.
- The introduction of a vernacular liturgy and congregational singing stirred many American Catholics to feel that their church was being "Protestantized.
- Pope Benedict XVI in Zenit News Agency
Benedict XVI stated in his letter to the bishops that accompanied the "motu proprio," "There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal. In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress, but no rupture. What earlier...
- St Pius X in Reuters India
I have seen how arbitrary deformations of the liturgy caused deep pain to individuals deeply rooted in the faith of the Church,the Pope wrote.