What do we mean when we say "clergy and laity"? Fr. Tom says there is a real sense in which we are all both!
We have been saying in these reflections on the Divine Liturgy that the Divine Liturgy is the common work of the Church as a whole. It is the worship of the Church. It is not simply a common act of people who may gather themselves together. It is certainly not simply prayer in the sense that you have to go to church or you can only pray at church. We obviously are called to pray in church, but we are to pray in our rooms, we are to shut the door, we are to pray in…