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Liturgical Movement
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The liturgical movement is the effort, now highly successful in the Church, to bring our largely ossified liturgy back to life as the corporate worship of the people of God. The reforms of the Council of Trent made the Roman liturgy, practically as it stood, a definitive standard, consciously halting a process of growth whose main features had emerged by the 6th century but which also continued throughout the Middle Ages, though not always organically. Bishops were no longer allowed to adapt the…

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Joseph Andreas Jungmann, “Liturgical Movement”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 26 November 2022 <>
First published online: 2016

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