Processional (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Traditional Christian worship often begins with a processional in which the officiants and other representative worshipers, such as the choir, enter the sanctuary. Processions may also occur outside the church on festive occasions. The procession is based on biblical models and is a way of proclaiming the victory and dominion of the Lord and of his Christ.

The history of religions contains abundant evidence of the use of processions in popular worship. The Old Testament alludes to...


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