ASSEMBLY OF THE FAITHFUL
- It is the very meaning of the word “Church,”
those on earth and those in heaven, with the angels before the throne of God. The liturgy begins with the gathering
of the faithful with their shepherd
in one place
at the same time
. The assembly of the faithful
in one place is the fundamental precondition for communion, which is gradually built up among the faithful and between them and God in the course of the Liturgy.