Misplaced Priority In Worship

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

In many liturgical congregations, the church is viewed as an organization that exists for the liturgy. This author, writing from the perspective of the Orthodox tradition, offers a reminder that worship does not exist for its own sake, but as an expression of the reality of the church in relation to the world. His insights are useful to Christians of other traditions.

Today's liturgical crisis consists, first of all, in the mistaken concept of the function and place of worship in the church,...


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