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Liturgy - The Liturgies
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Part of Liturgy:

1. The Liturgies

2. Liturgical Language

3. Liturgical Year

4. Study of Liturgy

A. Definition.

The word λειτουργία in classical Greek means a function (ἔργον) undertaken on behalf of the people (λαός) : fitting out a ship, preparing a feast or doing any public service.

In the Greek Bible, the word is regularly used of divine worship, to speak of the sacred ministry with which the priests and levites of the ОТ were charged. In Heb 8:2 Christ himself is designa…

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Joseph Andreas Jungmann, “Liturgy - The Liturgies”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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