Liturgical Diversity And Roman Influence

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

While there is a common core to historic Western Christian liturgy, there is also considerable diversity. Rites differed from region to region and from place to place. Regional improvisations on the basic framework of the liturgy led eventually to a proliferation of liturgical books in the Western church, with much variation even within the same regional traditions.

In origin, evolution, and spirit, the liturgical tradition of the Western church is complex and diverse. What is known as the...


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