Definition of liturgical in English:


Line breaks: li¦tur|gic¦al
Pronunciation: /lɪˈtəːdʒɪk(ə)l


Relating to liturgy or public worship.
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  • Pope Pius XII in particular contributed heavily to renewal of the Church's liturgical and Sacramental life.
  • As early as the ninth century, there was a liturgical ceremony ritualizing the act of adoption.
  • Changes are occurring in the liturgical worship of Orthodox churches again, here and there.


mid 17th century: via medieval Latin from Greek leitourgikos (see liturgy) + -al.



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  • In America, were the book a quarter of its price, it might provide light reading for liturgically interested clergy.
  • The liturgically centered Episcopalians who see the trend coming are understandably interested in providing rites of commitment supported by the church.
  • The challenges are for the liturgically savvy, whether ordained or lay.


Pronunciation: /ˈlɪtədʒɪst/
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  • In the parish of St. Teresa of Avila, a liturgist or team of liturgists volunteers for each liturgical season.
  • Nevertheless, it is an indispensable addition to the library of liturgists, clergy, and students.
  • However, although the subtitle of this book indicates that the subject is Anglican liturgists, it is really concerned with English Anglican liturgists.

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