Friday, June 19, 2015
The liturgy is transcultural in that it includes orders and symbols that witness to the church as a worldwide communion.How much that contrasts with the current ideas that liturgy is entirely embedded in the current culture to achieve relevancy. Christ takes us out of current culture and creates on of His own, which may be composed on bits of many, but will still be utterly unique. Should our liturgy not be the same?
It is contextual in that it always admits the use of natural or cultural elements in worship in each locality.
It is countercultural in that the gospel it proclaims and celebrates always holds out the vision of an alternative worldview and lifestyle.
It is cross-cultural in that it uses expressions from different cultures.