Give me bitter years of sickness, Suffocation, insomnia, fever, Take my child and my lover, And my mysterious gift of song This I pray at your liturgy After so many tormented days, So that the stormcloud over darkened Russia Might become a cloud of glorious rays.
We have a Calvinistic creed, a Popish liturgy, and an Arminian clergy.
The chief liturgy of the Zorashtrians is the Yasna , a term that literally means “ sacrifice ” (corresponding to the Sanskrit term yajna ), and includes confession , invocation , prayer , exhortation , praise , worship , adoration, and offerings .
Deeper understanding of the matter is bound to recognize that the Temple, as well as the synagogue, entered into Christian liturgy.
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.