17 May 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

The key to understanding any liturgical enactment in public worship is to ask what is meant to be accomplished by it there by those people in that location in that order of service.  So, for example, even though the Lord's Prayer always has the same meaning wherever it is used liturgically, it functions differently and so has different significance, if it is used at the end of the Prayer of the Church or in the rite of baptism, or in the communion liturgy before the Words of Institution.  -- Dr. John Kleinig, Singing Grace in our Hearts, Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord, p. 105.

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