- liturgy:  Etymologically, liturgy means ‘public performance’. It comes via late Latin līturgia from Greek leitourgíā ‘public service or worship’. This was a derivative of leitourgós ‘public servant’, hence ‘priest’, a compound formed from leit-, the stem of lēós ‘people, multitude’ (from which English gets layman), and érgon ‘work, action’ (source of English energy).
=> energy, laity, lay
- liturgy (n.)
- 1550s, "the service of the Holy Eucharist," from Middle French liturgie or directly from Late Latin/Medieval Latin liturgia "public service, public worship," from Greek leitourgia "a liturgy; public duty, ministration, ministry," from leitourgos "one who performs a public ceremony or service, public servant," from leito- "public" (from laos "people;" compare leiton "public hall," leite "priestess;" see lay (adj.)) + -ergos "that works," from ergon "work" (see organ). Meaning "collective formulas for the conduct of divine service in Christian churches" is from 1590s.
- 1. A clergyman read the liturgy from the prayer-book.
- 2. In Christian worship or liturgy, there are two major rituals called sacraments.
- 在基督教的崇拜和礼拜仪式中, 有两种主要的典礼仪式叫做圣礼.
- 3. Mandarin , Cantonese , and English are used in the liturgy.
- 4. A pastor I know of uses a standard liturgy for funerals.
- 5. Ecclesiastical A ceremony , rite or service, usually prescribed by liturgy, especially.
- 一个仪式、礼仪, 通常是礼拜仪式规定的, 尤其是.
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