Liturgy and Life

Posted August 20, 2017 6:34 pm by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky

Liturgy and Life

The word “liturgy” derives from the Greek word leitourgos, “a man who performs a public duty,” “a public servant,” or simply “work.” In Catholic usage, liturgy refers to an array of communal religious practices and rituals, above all the Mass. Perhaps “work of God” is an apt definition. But “liturgy,” in a broad sense, seems to be among the natural human inclinations. In practice, liturgical actions are often simply taken for granted and are even “invisible” because the focus is on the purpose of liturgy, not its details.
For example, August is the first month of the “sports year.” The pre-season games anticipate the celebration

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