What Does A Dismissal Do?

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

The Dismissal consists of those acts of worship that send out people from the assembly to love and serve God and their neighbors in the world.

The fourth part of worship, the Dismissal, retains the celebrative mood of the Eucharist and adds to it the sense of being sent forth. Like any meeting, whether formal or informal, the Dismissal contains acts of departure or going forth. So naturally, public worship, which has a beginning, must also have an ending. Consequently, the acts of worship in...


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