Liturgy meaning

lĭtər-jē
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(christianity) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
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The definition of liturgy is the ritual or script for various forms of public worship in churches.

An example of liturgy is the sacrament of the Eucharist.

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A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
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Prescribed forms or ritual for public worship in any of various religions or churches.
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A predetermined or prescribed set of rituals that are performed, usually by a religion.
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An official worship service of the Christian church.
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The Eucharistic service, esp. (Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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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).

    From Wiktionary