I am a catechumen, converting from Anglicanism, and I was given Fr. Schmemann's book, Introduction to Liturgical Theology. I have really enjoyed it so far, but he is using the word "cult" in a way that I'm not familiar with. He's referring to the ancient practices of the Church in the New Testament and shortly thereafter, and sometimes he seems to be talking about the body of believers, sometimes he seems to be talking about their practices and emerging/evolving liturgy. Can someone clarify his definition of this word? Thanks!