Liturgical Movement

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Liturgical Movement. A 20th-cent. movement in W. Churches to revitalize liturgical worship and give the congregation a more active part in it. It began among RC religious communities (often dated from an address by Benedictine L. Beauduin in 1909) with efforts to make assembly for worship the main place where people learn and grow in faith.

Liturgical Movement

views updated May 23 2018

Liturgical Movement. C20 Movement of which the object was an increasing involve-ment of the laity in worship. It brought the altar nearer the congregation, physically and visually, and involved considerable reordering of church interiors, often (but not always) to the detriment of the architecture.


J. Curl (2002b);
Dearmer (1911, 1931);
Etchells & and Addleshaw (1948)