Reflections on the Liturgical Revival

The Rev Howard Hageman, BA, BD, Minister of the North Reformed Church, Newark, New Jersey, USA (Dutch Reformed Church)

The past twenty-five years have seen a tremendous increase of interest in the entire question of worship. The liturgical revival has begun to show us the basis of a common form of Christian worship. Four areas of common agreement have emerged: liturgy concerns only what the congregation says and does in its act of worship; authentic Christian worship must be corporate; there is a close relationship between liturgy and dogma – ‘worship is dogma come to life’; all Christian worship is basically sacramental.

Volume 20 1950, p3