The Eucharistic service, esp. (Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Other Word Forms of Liturgy
Origin of Liturgy
Late 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 werg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin liturgia, from Ancient Greek λειτουργία (leitourgia), from λειτ- (leit-), from λαός (laos, “people") + -ουργός (-ourgos), from ἔργον (ergon, “work") (the public work of the people done on behalf of the people).
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