On LiturgyCheyenne Medkiff - 03/01/2017 - Period g
What is Liturgy?
Liturgy is a public work or work on behalf of the people.
Mass as a Sacrifice - The Eucharist is the Christian sacrifice. Christ offers himself in the Mass through the administration of the priest and this coincides with His sacrifice on the Cross as a single sacrifice. "Do this in memory of me."
Community and Liturgy - Community participation in liturgy is a sacrifice of love on everyone's behalf. Liturgy binds society and communities together through things such as dedicating the day's prayer to other groups and individuals in the Liturgy of the Mass. Christ's sacrifice is magnified through community prayer.
Liturgical Diversity in the Church - The Church is united by the Holy Spirit across the world through the diversity of liturgical expressions. The mystery of Christ is so rich it can't be expressed in any one single liturgy. Liturgy responds to culture so that the mystery of Christ can be "made known to all nations." (Rom. 16:26)
How is liturgy both unified and diverse in the Church? - Liturgy is both unified and diverse because the mystery celebrated in the liturgy is one, but its forms of celebration are diverse. There cannot be one single liturgical tradition in the whole world, making the Church diverse. With this diversity comes the unity of expression of fidelity to a common faith, hierarchal communion, and sacramental signs.
I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work. Cheyenne Medkiff