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LITURGY

WHAT IS THE SACRED LITURGY? 

Broadly speaking, the liturgy is a public service, duty, or work. In Scripture, it refers to the religious duties to be performed by priests and Levites in the Temple, especially those related to the Sacrifice; in Christian usage among the Eastern Churches, it means the Eucharistic Sacrifice.


In present-day usage, liturgy is the official public worship of the Church.

From a theological viewpoint, the liturgy is the exercise now on earth of Christ's priestly office, as distinct from His role as teacher and ruler of His people. Christ performs this priestly office as Head of his Mystical Body so that Head and members together offer the sacred liturgy. Its function, therefore, is twofold: to give honor and praise to God, which is worship, and to obtain blessings for the human race, which is sanctification.

We are grateful that you could be with us at Saint John Vianney as we worship God with reverence, attention, and love in the Sacred Liturgy! 

To find out more about the how the liturgy is celebrated in the context of the Sacraments at Saint John Vianney, click here

To find out more information about serving as a liturgical minister, please click here
 

ABOUT US

For almost 100 years, Saint John Vianney Parish has been a thriving Catholic community in Gladwyne, PA. As a parish family, we seek to grow in holiness through love of God and love of neighbor. Come join us!

CONTACT

Phone | 610-642-0938

Email  | parishoffices@sjvgladwyne.com

Church | 350 Conshohocken State Road Gladwyne, PA 19035

Parish Offices | 1110 Vaughan Lane Gladwyne, PA 19035

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