Making Liturgy: Creating Rituals for Life by Dorothea McEwan
Liturgy is a framework which enables people to worship together, to share gifts and ideas and to articulate a vision of God. Apart from the authorized liturgies of the churches, groups within the church can create simple liturgies as a way of giving voice to their concerns and longings. Here, a group of Catholic women share their experience of creating rituals which have arisen out of their needs and aspirations. Part one explores what makes good liturgy and offers a complete practical guide for creating your own liturgies, including advice on: how to choose music; how to use symbols; and how to plan liturgical celebration for small groups and large gatherings. Part two offers 20 ready-made liturgies, some for the seasons of the Christian year and others for special events and rites of passage. This is an imaginative resource for all who plan or lead worship.