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  • adj. Not liturgical.


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non- +‎ liturgical


  • As Mr. Hampson says, "It is nonliturgical, intended not for the dead but for us, the living."

    Parsing Mahler's Poetic Songs

  • For Baptists and other nonliturgical Protestants, the sermon itself is a verbal sacrament in which Christ is made present through the medium of language, rather than in blessed bread and wine.

    Heard Any Good Sermons Lately?

  • Dante's Divina Commedia, that great compendium of such traditions, contains a sys - tematic array of many such liturgical and nonliturgical motifs.


  • And as for hats, he has sported a red saturno, a sort of papal cowboy hat, and an ermine-trimmed camauro, a crimson cap that resembles a Santa hat and is worn on nonliturgical occasions.

    The Seattle Times

  • Departing from the traditional Latin Catholic mass, he selected texts from Luther's translation of the Bible, producing a nonliturgical requiem: instead of a prayer for souls facing the Last Judgment, this is a meditation on death meant to console the living.

    Chicago Reader

  • Even in nonliturgical churches, alleluia retains a kind of liturgical significance.


  • The court refused to hear an appeal from nonliturgical Protestant chaplains who say they were discriminated against by the Navy.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • A musical tradition in England concerned popular (nonliturgical) writing to honor St. Cecilia, and it seems appropriate to remember that on this St. Cecilia's day that, according to medieval tradition, she is not only patron saint of a certain kind of sacred music but all music, of which liturgical music is the queen.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • I have discussed the work of Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Goodhue, and Cram's exertions in promoting a return to traditional forms of worship among Anglicans and nonliturgical Protestants, but there were dozens of lesser masters, such as the Irish Catholic immigrant Charles Maginnis, a former Cram employee and sometime president of the American Institute of Architects, whose breadth of work rivals that of his master, and many more local figures whose names are even less well-known today -- John T.

    New Liturgical Movement


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