The Call is Urgent
A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways."
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Liturgy and Evangelization
This Catholic article suggests the Liturgy as activating evangelism. Not only does the liturgy compel the People of God to spread the Gospel to all nations, but it also gives them the grace to do so.
Liturgy in Bede’s World
This Catholic article says that liturgy provides the common stream of the Christian faith. Our liturgies connect us throughout the centuries and form us today as much as they did in the past.
A Beginner's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours
This Catholic article introduces The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, a beautiful and ancient tradition that is not reserved for the priesthood, but can also be prayed by the lay faithful.
Liturgy of Commitment: Peace
"We rejoice in every sign of God’s kingdom: in the upholding of human dignity and community." A liturgy of commitment to peace and global justice, from the 15th World Methodist Council in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1986.
Which Creed is Which?
This article explores the differences between the Nicene Creed used in church hymnals and liturgies and the creed that resulted from the Council of Nicaea, including a full transcript of each.
Liturgy as an Act of Leisure
This Catholic article integrates thoughts from Romano Guardini, Josef Pieper, and Joseph Ratzinger to argue that the liturgy is properly understood as leisure -- as "wasting time" in contemplation of God with no utilitarian outcomes.
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart.
Liturgy of Commissioning for Missionaries
This resource offers a variety of litanies, responsive readings, prayers, and songs which can be used to create a unique commissioning liturgy for sending out missionaries.
Full Text Hymns on Liturgy
Liturgy of the EucharistPD
Liturgy of the Word - GospelPD
Let all mortal flesh keep silencePD
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Liturgy of Creation
Inspired by the creation story in Genesis 1, this responsive liturgy praises God as the glorious Creator of a beautiful, colorful, and vibrant world. Churches celebrating Earth Day will find this liturgy helpful.
Breaking Bread Behind the Wall: A Prison Communion Liturgy
A communion liturgy for the prison setting, including a confession and thanksgiving, emphasizing that we bring ourselves as a living sacrifice. The language reflects the ways many prisoners understand and address God, Jesus, Spirit and Trinity.
Liturgy and Prayer for Chaplains
Here is a liturgy and prayer that churches can use to acknowledge and support the ministry of chaplains.
Eight Ways to Love the Sacred Liturgy
This Catholic article looks at eight of the essential elements of the Eucharistic liturgy, considering the implications of each on the presiding priest, each participant, and the community as a whole.
Liturgy and Starbucks
What has Starbucks to do with liturgy? A lot, it would seem. Quinn Fox explores the language of liturgy, evaluating its "user-friendliness" through the lens of coffee culture.
A Liturgy for Advent
A candlelighting liturgy by Lisa Kropinak for the four weeks in Advent and Christmas Eve. Each Advent week, the liturgy focuses on one of these themes: hope, peace, joy, and love.
Liturgy as the Work of the Spirit
The intimate connection between the Spirit and the Church has deep roots in Christian tradition. This presentation explores the Spirit's relationship to the liturgy in terms of the Trinitarian economy and the Orthodox doctrine of synergy.
Psalm 24 contain three movements: the declaration of the Lord as creator of all, the liturgy of the entrance of humans into God's sphere, and the liturgy of the entrance of the Lord into humans' sphere.