1A form or formulary according to which public religious worship, especially Christian worship, is conducted.‘the Church of England liturgy’
ritual, worship, service, ceremony, rite, observance, celebration, ordinance, office, sacrament, solemnity, ceremonialView synonyms
- ‘a tradition which found its expression in ritual and liturgy’
- 1.1A religious service conducted according to a liturgy.
ceremony, ritual, rite, observance, ordinanceView synonyms
- ‘at the conclusion of the liturgy the Bishop presented the certificates’
- 1.2the LiturgyThe Eucharistic service of the Eastern Orthodox Church (also called the Divine Liturgy).
2(in ancient Greece) a public office or duty performed voluntarily by a rich Athenian.
Mid 16th century via French or late Latin from Greek leitourgia ‘public service, worship of the gods’, from leitourgos ‘minister’, from lēitos ‘public’ + -ergos ‘working’.