Uploaded by Castro, Ricelle Joyce B.


1st year BS- Nursing
April 01, 2022
Holy Trinity University
My dear Students God bless you for reading comprehensively the given materials and for
answering/working on the following study guide questions/activities diligently:
1. What is Liturgy, its 3 elements, and its Essential Qualities?
Liturgy (leitourgia) is a Greek composite term that originally meant a public obligation, or a
citizen's service to the state. Its components are elite (from leos = Laos, people), which means
public, and ergo (used in future xo, etc.), which means to do. We get leitourgos, "a man who
performs a public duty," "a public servant," which is sometimes used as a synonym for the
Roman lictor; leitourgeo, "to execute such a task," leitourgema, the performance, and leitourgia,
the public duty itself, from this.
Liturgy often means the whole complex of official services, all the rites, ceremonies,
prayers, and sacraments of the Church, as opposed to private devotions.
2. How is Christ present with his community in the celebration of the sacrament of the Holy
Holy Eucharist is what we called Mass. In the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is present in the person
of the minister of the Eucharist, the presiding priest, through whom Jesus offers himself, in the
word of God, the Scriptures being proclaimed and preached, and in the people gathered to
celebrate by praying and singing, according to Catholic belief.
3. Why did Jesus give us the Eucharist and communion service essentially different from a
mass & why does the Church require us to attend Mass every Sunday?
Every celebrant began the Eucharistic prayer — the prayer of consecration — by praising God for
His many mercies. So, we always find what we still have in our current prefaces a prayer praising
God for certain benefits and graces, which are stated right where the prelude appears, immediately
before the consecration. That’s why the difference between them the people eat bread and drink
wine in commemoration of Christ's death at a Christian ceremony. Every four weeks, at 10.30
a.m., there is a communion service.
The Eucharist is the central act of worship in the Roman Catholic Church, and it culminates in the
celebration of the sacrament. The name mass comes from the ecclesiastical Latin formula for
congregation dismissal: Ite, missa est ("Go, it is the sending [dismissal]"). We need to attend Mass
every Sunday to Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.