web analytics
Living Well - service and gratitude

liturgy RSS feed liturgy on twitter liturgy facebook

Tag Archives: liturgy

Liturgy – Work for the People

Liturgy – Work for the People

Popularly, people say (I’ve said it myself) that the word, “liturgy” (λειτουργία or λῃτουργία) derive from the Greek, “λαός” (Laos – people) and ἔργο (ergo – work) – so that liturgy, we say, means “work of the people”. But maybe liturgy is not “work of the people” but “work FOR the people”. Robert Hendrickson wrote… Continue Reading

Share
Affirming Contemporary Liturgy

Affirming Contemporary Liturgy

Last week, Pope Francis met with members of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW). On May 8 this year, the Congregation for Divine Worship is 50 years old. After the centralising of liturgical power by Popes John-Paul II and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has returned to the vision of Vatican II where, for example, authority… Continue Reading

Share
Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint’s Reconciled

Blueprint Church is a pioneer mission unit of the Wellington Diocese, founded in 2013 as part of the new way forward envisaged by Bishop Justin Duckworth who took up leadership of the Wellington Diocese half way through 2012. Now, Blueprint has produced “an album of contemporary arrangements for corporate worship drawing on the Eucharist liturgies,… Continue Reading

Share
Location Location Location

Location Location Location

Jesus, we presume, spoke mostly in Aramaic. The original context of his stories and sayings was with Middle Eastern peasants. That was the original location. After his death, these stories and sayings of his were told and retold in new locations – Greek-speaking communities around the Mediterranean and eastwards into Asia. A new context. Often… Continue Reading

Share
Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics and Grammar 1

Rubrics are the instructions given within a printed service. I have been proposing a model of liturgy (communal worship) as being like a language – the language of liturgy being primarily the symbols, signs, gestures, etc. accompanied by words. Rubrics, traditionally, were coloured red, although now they are commonly simply printed in black italics. There… Continue Reading

Share

Revised Grail Psalms 3

I will look at one psalm from the Revised Grail Psalter. I tire of the circular groove worn around whether Psalm 1 loses its messianic “intention” when “the man” is abandoned, so I will choose to look at Psalm 2. The Revised Grail has: 1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in… Continue Reading

Share