An Introduction To Ritual In Worship

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

All Christian communions, from Orthodox churches to charismatic congregations, participate in ritual when they worship. Whether one makes the sign of the cross or raises hands in worship, a ritual action takes place. Why some rituals are important and how we can deepen our worship through them is a matter of concern among those engaged in worship renewal. In the following paragraphs, a Roman Catholic writer addresses some of these issues.

In the late twentieth century, in many different...


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