Lex orandi, lex credendi

Type: Doctrine

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  • the law of prayer is the law of belief
  • Orthopraxy

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“Lex orandi, lex credendi (Latin loosely translatable as the law of prayer is the law of belief) refers to the relationship between worship and belief, and is an ancient Christian principle which provided a measure for developing the ancient Christian creeds, the canon of scripture and other doctrinal matters based on the prayer texts of the Church, that is, the Church’s liturgy.”(Wikipedia)



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  • e) Evaluation of criticism | Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture: A Study of the Pontifical Commission’s The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church

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