Authentic Liturgy and the Virtue of Authenticity

For liturgy to be authentic, sometimes the liturgists have to adjust their interior activity to be in harmony with what the ritual gives them to do externally. And sometimes, for the liturgy to be authentic, the liturgists have to adjust the exterior ritual to be in harmony with what the Spirit of God is inspiring them to do internally. Liturgists who aim to worship with “minds and voices in tune” must approach harmony in both direction, outside-in and inside-out.

Nathaniel Marx, Authentic Liturgy: Minds in Tune with Voices (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020), 360.

For the sake of clarity, when Marx speaks of ‘liturgists’ he is not speaking only of experts or professionals but those who ‘do liturgy’.

2 thoughts on “Authentic Liturgy and the Virtue of Authenticity

  1. Would this equate with the passage about God saying he did not want holocausts and images, he wanted his people to act with love and compassion toward each other ❓

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