Liturgies With Deaf Worshipers

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

For deaf persons, liturgies need to communicate through gesture, action, sign language, drama, film, slides, overheads, and skits, as well as through speech and music. Such media are the vernacular for deaf people. The following article will offer some suggestions on how to make liturgy communicate to deaf people.

Music and sound, drama and poetry are closely linked to liturgical prayer, as indeed, most forms of worship are based on sound. For many people, worship is the spoken or sung Word....


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