Leigh Ann Thompson, of CSNT (Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts) reminds us of the importance of memory and visualization in our liturgy. 

Memory, Liturgy, and Illustrations in Lectionaries

Both the physical worship space, the reading, and the accompanying illustration drew a worshiper’s attention to the same account. Liturgical imagery created a web of reference, bringing together thought and practice. Through these associations, a worshiper built their thoughts towards the worship of God and knowing Scripture.