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lit·ur·gy

 (lĭt′ər-jē)
n. pl. lit·ur·gies
1. A prescribed form or set of forms for public religious worship.
2. often Liturgy Christianity The sacrament of the Eucharist.

[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; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

liturgy

(ˈlɪtədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the forms of public services officially prescribed by a Church
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capital) chiefly Eastern Churches Also called: Divine Liturgy the Eucharistic celebration
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a particular order or form of public service laid down by a Church
[C16: via Medieval Latin, from Greek leitourgia, from leitourgos minister, from leit- people + ergon work]

lit•ur•gy

(ˈlɪt ər dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a form of public worship; ritual.
2. a collection of formularies for public worship.
3. a particular arrangement of services.
4. a particular form or type of the Eucharistic service.
5. the service of the Eucharist, esp. this service (Divine Liturgy) in the Eastern Church.
[1550–60; < Late Latin lītūrgia < Late Greek leitourgía Eucharist, Greek lēitourgía public service =lḗït(on) town hall, derivative of lāós, leṓs people (compare lay3) + -ourgia -urgy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liturgy - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wineLiturgy - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
Offertory - the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God
Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, sacramental manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
2.liturgy - a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
Christian liturgy - the Christian worship services

liturgy

noun ceremony, service, ritual, services, celebration, formula, worship, rite, sacrament, form of worship A clergyman read the liturgy from the prayer-book.

liturgy

noun
A formal act or set of acts prescribed by ritual:
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