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a form of public worship; ritual; a particular arrangement of religious services
Not to be confused with:
litany – ceremonial form of prayer; prolonged or tedious account; list; enumeration
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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||Liturgy - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine|
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist
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
|2.||liturgy - a rite or body of rites prescribed for public worship|
Christian liturgy - the Christian worship services