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“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” —Ps. 23:1

Frequently asked questions

What’s a Paschal candle? Who is responsible for choosing the hymns? Is it an altar or a table? Our frequently asked questions page seeks to demystify some of the basics of Presbyterian liturgical practice so that we may attend to the deeper mysteries of Christian worship.

The order of worship

Planning and leadership

The Christian year

The word in worship

Sacraments: baptism

Sacraments: Lord’s Supper

Pastoral rites and special services

Signs and symbols

Music, art and worship space



  • I would just like to say thank you to all who worked on these questions. Your answers are informative, engaging, and theologically sound. Thank you very much for your work. by Ruth on 11/29/2010 at 1:20 p.m.