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Liturgy and Church Legislation
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I. Catholicism – II. Protestantism

I. Catholicism

Unlike private devotions, the official liturgy is performed in the name of the church by persons lawfully deputed (clergy and laity) and in a form approved by ecclesiastical authority (cf. CIC/1983 c. 834 §2; CCEO c. 668 §1). Therefore liturgy requires legal standards, which are the responsibility of the Apostolic See, the diocesan bishops, and the Bishops' conferences (c. 838). This is also the context of punitive and disciplinary measures. The CIC contai…

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Rees, Wilhelm and Germann, Michael, “Liturgy and Church Legislation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_22553>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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