Definition of liturgical in English:

liturgical

adjective

  • Relating to liturgy or public worship.

    • ‘It has invaded the precincts of both liturgical churches and free churches.’
    • ‘The liturgical life of the Christian community celebrates this presence and awareness.’
    • ‘Participation in Orthodox liturgical worship involves the body and all its senses.’
    • ‘Many of the most important evolutions in this process were nurtured by the rhythms of the liturgical year.’
    • ‘As the treasury of Anglican liturgical resources grows more biblical, it will also grow in size.’
    • ‘They do not even seem to allude to crucifixes or church buildings or vestments or liturgical practice.’
    • ‘This brings us to the question of liturgical quality control in a post-Prayer Book Church.’
    • ‘What does all this suggest about the role of the Holy Spirit with regard to the liturgical life of the Church?’
    • ‘As early as the ninth century, there was a liturgical ceremony ritualizing the act of adoption.’
    • ‘With the close of the liturgical year, next week the church prepares to celebrate Christ as king.’
    • ‘What worship is and is for may be at stake in the argument between liturgical and praise worship.’
    • ‘However, committed lay participation in liturgical planning is not sufficient.’
    • ‘The presence of children in the liturgical assembly is a part of their ministry to the whole assembly.’
    • ‘On the eve of a new liturgical season, today is a great day to start anew.’
    • ‘Changes are occurring in the liturgical worship of Orthodox churches again, here and there.’
    • ‘Pope Pius XII in particular contributed heavily to renewal of the Church's liturgical and Sacramental life.’
    • ‘The liturgical life of the Church is always related to a particular culture.’
    • ‘Just when we are entering the coldest, darkest time, along comes this liturgical shot in the arm.’
    • ‘The liturgical changes were an expression and a promise of the communion of saints.’
    • ‘As a sustained address to God, liturgical language is silent between the human beings who speak it.’
    ceremonial, ritual, solemn, sacramental, hieratic, church, for use in church
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Origin

Mid 17th century: via medieval Latin from Greek leitourgikos (see liturgy) + -al.

Pronunciation

liturgical

/ləˈtərdʒək(ə)l//ləˈtərjək(ə)l/