What is Liturgy?
Liturgy usually refers to a group of people or a community that comes together to celebrate something. The word Liturgy comes from a Greek word that means public work or work done on behalf of the people - in our case, a church.
Mass as Sacrifice
Every time we go to mass we have Eucharist. This is when Jesus gave his body and blood for us to save us and in the last supper he said "this is my body." He then takes a cup of wine, offers another prayer, and hands it around, saying "this is my blood of the everlasting covenant, which is poured for many." Mass is a sacrifice because Jesus in constantly giving himself for us so we can be more connected to God.
Community and Liturgy
The Liturgy brings every human together as a community. Through the oneness of the Holy Spirit, we feel the power of God and his great unity. The Liturgy constantly helps us to be guided in the right path and teaches us to live like Jesus in a loving, faithful community.
Liturgical Diversity in the Church
The church is also a very diverse place. The Liturgy tells us that it is okay to have diversity and that God will and does accept every single person who is willing to choose him. Through the Liturgy, we learn God's great love and non judgement which is truly amazing and wonderful.
How is the Liturgy both diverse and unified in the church?
The Liturgy is both diverse AND unified in the church because it teaches us to live like Jesus lived. This means to accept everyone and love your neighbor like you love yourself. There are many different people but we all come together in unity to form the community of church.
I have neither given nor received any unauthorized help on this work. -Michelle DiBattista p. G 2/27/17