The true nature of the Church does not come from its structure or its catechesis, but from its worship. The Church is not an institution or an organism, it is a liturgical assembly. The Church is most clearly self-identified as the Church when it is gathered for worship.
—Ron Rienstra, drawing on the writings of Jean-Jacques von Allmen
The eucharistic bread and wine are real bread and wine, . . nonetheless different from our ordinary bread and wine, for they are restored to their true end, they secretly justify and hallow all the food of this world by the promise of the Messianic banquet which they carry.
It is the same with Sunday which restores time to its true end, of doxological duration, and secretly it justifies and hallows all the other days.
—Jean-Jacques von Allmen, Worship: Its Theory and Practice, 223-4
A Church reformation which would stop short of a liturgical reformation, and miss the means of concrete expression which this affords, would sterilize the Word of God instead of allowing it to bear its fruit.
—Jean-JAcques von Allmen, Worship: Its Theology and Practice, p. 54