This guest-lecture tells about the recent Dutch liturgical handbook De weg van de liturgie. It discusses some crucial problematic points, like that of the Jewish background of Christian liturgy. It pleas for an open mind in that question and above all for the notion of liturgical evocative imagination, in order to realize the way of the liturgy as a way from
"exile" to Sion. That evocative imagination will make us "aware and yet not aware" of the promised land in the distance.