from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- Pertaining to, of or the nature of, a liturgy; of or pertaining to public prayer and worship.
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As Huizinga observed, even his meals "were ceremonies of a dignity that was almost liturgic."
The reformers in both countries were chiefly concerned in simplifying religious worship, and in giving to the laity a more active participation in it; the choir and anthem, the old liturgic hymn and antiphonal chant gave way to a great extent to hymns in the vernacular, set to the simplest music and sung by the whole congregation.
But they made Italy, and later the other Latin provinces, familiar with an ancient ritual of incomparable charm that aroused widely different feelings with its splendid processions and liturgic dramas.
By studying the arrangement of the temples and the religious furniture that adorned them, one can at the same time determine part of the liturgic ceremonies which took place there.
First of all, the liturgic language was no longer the native idiom but
But all these discoveries amount to very little if we think of the enormous number of liturgic texts that have been lost, and even in the case of ancient Greece we know little regarding this sacred literature.
A great number of monuments have preserved for our inspection the pictures of divinities and representations of liturgic scenes, while numerous inscriptions and papyri enlighten us in regard to the sacerdotal organization of the principal temples.
One of the few liturgic formulas antiquity has left us refers to these Phrygian banquets.
Christian influence, but _omnipotentes_ was used as a liturgic epithet in
On liturgic feasts in the religion of Cybele: _infra_, ch.