Concordia Theological Monthly
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There are three denominations (using the term in it popular connotation) which are properly designated liturgical. This means that they have liturgy, a service of sacramental and sacrificial material in which both the officiating minister, clergymen, or priest and the congregation join, including responsive or antiphonal chanting of a more or less elaborate kind. But it is not generally known, or at least it is not correctly understood by many, that of the three liturgical denominations only the Lutheran Church has caught and preserved the spirit of the ancient liturgy, that of the apostolic and subapostolic ages.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Psalm 51:15; Psalm 70:1; Psalm 95:1-7;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Kretzmann, P. E.
"Matins as the Chief Service,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 4, Article 62.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol4/iss1/62