Catholic liturgical worship

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Liturgical worship

  • Liturgical worship uses a service book with set prayers and rituals so that everything follows the same format. Thw worshippers can follow the service and join in certain parts as they read the prayers and responses.
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The main liturgical worship is the Mass

The Introductory Rite make Catholic aware that they are sinners and includes the Penitentail Rite.

  • The Liturgy of the Word contains Bible readings when all stand for the Gospel reading as it containthe words of Christ.
  • The Liturgy of the Eucharist is when the bread and wine are brought to the alter to be offered to God.
  • The Concluding Rite is when people give thanks for what they have recieved and the congregation are given a blessing to help them in the week ahead.
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The Mass is important and significant to Catholics

  • The Eucharist is a sacrament which gives grace to live good lives and grow closer to God.
  • The Mass is a celebration of the resurrection, showing Catholics that there is eternal life.
  • Catholics are in the real presence of Christ and recieve the body and blood of Christ, which joins them with Jesus, bringing them closer to salvation.
  • Jesus commanded attendance at Mass when he said at the Last Supper, 'Do this in memory of me.'
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Christian understanding of liturgical worship

  • Nonconformist non-liturgical worshp has: 
    • hymns or gospel songs/choruses
    • extempore prayers (prayers without prepartion)
    • emphasis on the sermon, relating the Bible readings to morden life.
  • Catholics, Orthodox and Anglicans believe that liturgical worship allows the worshippers to think about the words and develop greater understanding and the familiar rituals help them feel closer to God.
  • Nonconformists beleive non-liturgical worship allows worship to come from people's hearts and can be adapted to meet people's needs.
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Sources of wisdom and authority

  • The Catechism teaches that it is a sin knowingly to miss Sunday Mass and Mass on holy days of obligation.
  • The Catechism teaches that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the christian life.
  • Lumen Gentium says that 'through taking the consecrated host we become one with Christ and are united with each other'.
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