Ecclesiastical Glossary


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W

Words of Our Lord. The words spoken by Christ when He instituted the Sacrament of the Altar (Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–25); the pastor speaks these very words of Christ in the Service of the Sacrament at the consecration of the bread and wine.

worship. Anglo-Saxon weorth-ship, ‘worth-ship’. The service to which God calls and gathers His people to give to them the gifts of life and salvation by means of Word and Sacrament. The reverent acknowledgement, with proper words and acts, that God is worthy of praise and homage.

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