Definitions: (1) the willingness of the individual to share personal beliefs and faiths with others; (2) pertaining to the established formulas for public worship or the entire ritual for formal group worship

Derivation: Latin, “public service”

Quote: In the history of the liturgy there is growth and progress. What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer. — Pope Benedict XVI [born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger] (1927–2022)

Observation: There is a collective and combining power when a group of sincere people get together for the uplifting of their hearts and minds in worship, meditation, or discussion about God.