The problem addressed in this article is, that empirical and theoretical research appears to
demonstrate that liturgy often aims at certain results. This, however, puts the widely accepted
notion in Liturgical Studies of the so-called uselessness of liturgical ritual under pressure.
Against this background in Liturgical Studies the aim of this article is to reclaim space in
academic discourses on liturgy for learning in liturgical contexts. The latter is done by
presenting several liturgical models, revisiting arguments regarding the (non) functionality
of ritual or religion and also by reflecting on ritual-liturgical data that the authors personally
collected as part of two research projects.