Hebrew worship styles have included:
- Tabernacle/Temple Worship (characterized by reverently seeking Almighty God in the Presence of God in the midst of a “Holy of Holies”)
- Synagogue worship (characterized by no “Holy of Holies” but rather by Scripture reading, sermons)
IMHO, Catholic worship combines elements of both styles:
The liturgy of the Word continues the pattern of Scripture reading and sermons
The liturgy of the Eucharist continues the pattern of seeking God reverently in the Presence of God in the midst of a “Holy of Holies” (The tabernacle).
IMHO, non-Catholic worship by the “Separated brethren” continues the pattern of synagogue worship but is missing valuable elements that include: the Presence of God and sacred space.