What is the Liturgy?
The word "liturgy" is directly related toreligion, especially the Orthodox religion. To find out what the Liturgy is, to understand its deep meaning, it is necessary to turn to the Christian traditions, coming from ancient times.
The Divine Liturgy is the main Christianworship service. This word is translated as "joint business". Believers gather in the temple to pray together to God, to remember the Savior's earthly path and to thank him for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
The first Liturgy was performed by Christ himself, collectingHis apostles to the Last Supper and sharing bread and wine with them. The apostles gave this custom to the first Christians, and those to their successors. Some modern liturgical chants were performed in the 4th-5th centuries, although the order (order) of the Liturgy has changed somewhat since then.
Today the Liturgy is served in the morning, before lunch. Therefore, one of the names of this worship is Mass. According to the Orthodox tradition, the Liturgy should be performed only in a consecrated church and by all means a clergyman having the proper ordination (that is, having passed through a certain rite).
The Liturgy itself is divided into three parts. The first part is called Proskomidia (in Greek - "offering") and is associated with the custom of ancient Christians to bring bread and wine to the temple. The second part - Liturgy of catechumens - helps believers prepare for the Mystery of the Eucharist (thanksgiving). The third part - the Liturgy of the faithful - ends with the consecration of the Holy Gifts and the participle of those who have prepared for it.
More about Christianity can be found in the article What is Christianity
Today the word "liturgy" can be found not only in religious texts, but also in official news.