In what ways can the Christian liturgy be said to be useful to members of the congregation?  i dont completely understand this questions and cant find much stuff online about this. can u brief it...

In what ways can the Christian liturgy be said to be useful to members of the congregation?

 

i dont completely understand this questions and cant find much stuff online about this. can u brief it and give me some examples please

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There are two ways to approach this question, one from the perspective of Christians and one from a secular perspective.

For the Christian, various elements of the liturgy are essential to the way they relate to God. The process of confession, penance, and Eucharist, for example, are a way of reconciling the sinner (and according to Christian theology all humans are sinners) to God. Many basic summaries of Christian theology cover this.

From an extrinsic perspective, sociological surveys have found those who regularly attend religious services are happier and more likely to contribute to charity than those who do not.

In response to your comment about having searched on line, you might want to consider going to your library and asking a librarian to recommend books on the topic. In general, online research is superficial and leads to unreliable sources relating to complex issues in the humanities; printed books are much more informative.

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