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- Created on: 02-04-19 14:39
- Found in Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Church of England chruches
- Services follow a set pattern - usually from a printed book
- Liturgy has an established structure of set prayers and readings, the congregation repeat key phrases
- Hymns are sung at set times and a sermon is given.
- Some of the prayers, the hymns chosen, the Bible readings and the sermon differ from service to service
- The ordered nature makes worshippers feel comfortable and part of the process
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Non-Liturgical Worship and Charismatic Worship
- Informal way of worship
- Follows a pattern or order but the elements are tailored to each service.
- Prayers are often in the leader's own words, the sermon on a topical theme and Bible readings chosen to fit
- Without set words, worshippers feel it comes more from the heart
- Informal way of worship.
- Evangelical worship is in often in this style
- Has recognisable characteristics such as hymns, prayers, sermons and readings
- Very free-flowing,
- Charismatic is 'spirit inspired'
- People often speak in tongues or feel the Holy Spirit at work within them.
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- Same importance as public worship for Christians.
- Can be Liturgical - eg. Roman Catholics may say the Angelus (a series of short meditations performed three times a day)
- Can be Non-Liturgical - eg. a simple prayer at a time of need.
- Worshipping alone allows the person to feel close to God in the exactly the way they want.
- It is a time to 'be with God', say things from the 'heart' and build a 'relationship' with God.
- A rosary is used whilst saying set prayers such as the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary.
- Meditation could be used to reflect on a Bible passage or religious truth.
- A sense of peace and calm is a key characteristic
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