Liturgy

/lɪtədʒi/  noun  1. a form or formulary according to which public religious worship, especially Christian worship, is conducted.

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Some might be tempted to think of liturgy as simply meaning "ritual" or ceremony. However, while liturgy does include ritual it is something much deeper than mere ritualism or ceremonial, and it is more than just the communal expression of our personal feelings of devotion.

Liturgy is not just a matter of taste, or churchmanship. Liturgy is central to Christianity and is an integral part of the Christian family's relationship with God. The signs, symbols and sacred actions which form public prayer and worship spring from the language and events of God's own self-revelation. Anglicans' liturgical celebrations arise directly out of the mystery of salvation in Jesus Christ and are part of the very means by which they enter into that mystery.

 

 

 

Liturgical Documents & Reports

  • Praying With One Voice - Common Liturgical Resources 
     
    The Primates' Task Group also asked the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC) to prepare common liturgical resources, including a Eucharistic Prayer, which can be used at international gatherings whenever Anglicans from more than one Province are together. These resources were also endorsed by the primates at their January 2020 meeting in Jordan. These resources are also available to download in pdf, for printing, or as a Word document, for cutting and pasting into other documents, such as service booklets. 
     
    English     pdf      Word 
    French     pdf       Word 
    Spanish   pdf      Word 
    Potuguese    pdf     Word  

  • Communiqué from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation Hong Kong 2019 

  • Communiqué from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation Hong Kong 2019 
  • Communiqué from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation Montreal 2015
  • Communiqué from the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation Dublin 2013

Contacts

The Revd Keith Griffiths, Chair of IALC
kgriffs@mweb.co.za

The Revd Neil Vigers, Network Coordinator, Anglican Communion Office
neil.vigers@anglicancommunion.org