An example of liturgy is the sacrament of the Eucharist.
- prescribed forms or ritual for public worship in any of various religions or churches
- the Eucharistic service, esp. ( Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Origin of liturgyFrench liturgie from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin liturgia from Classical Greek leitourgia, public service to the gods (in Septuagint and New Testament , ministry of priests), ultimately from le?s, laos, people + ergon, work
- A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
- often Liturgy Christianity The sacrament of the Eucharist.
Origin of liturgyLate Latin lītūrgia from Greek leitourgiā public service from leitourgos public servant from earlier lēitourgos lēiton town hall ( from lēos ) ( dialectal variant of lāos people ) ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin liturgia, from Ancient Greek Î»ÎµÎ¹Ï„Î¿Ï…ÏÎ³Î¯Î± (leitourgia), from Î»ÎµÎ¹Ï„- (leit-), from Î»Î±ÏŒÏ‚ (laos, “people") + -Î¿Ï…ÏÎ³ÏŒÏ‚ (-ourgos), from á¼”ÏÎ³Î¿Î½ (ergon, “work") (the public work of the people done on behalf of the people).