In the Anglican church we produce masses of literature, full of words and more words. Words meant to be said by a leader to a congregation (or are they an audience) and words to be said back. It is a passive occupation.
When I researched the word liturgy, I discovered it comes from a Greek term meaning “public work or work done on behalf of the people.”
It seems to refer to worshippers who are all expected to participate. It is not entertainment and certainly not done for an audience. It required participation. Was it still leader led? I was unsure but my feeling is that without a leader it could become a free for all.
Liturgy I quickly discovered liturgy meant more than words, it meant to sing, to laugh, to weep, to discover. It meant silences, it meant being part of a family. When you are family, you laugh and cry, you walk through valleys and up mountains.