The Passing Of The Peace And Hospitality

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

The simple gesture of greeting one's fellow worshiper in the name of Jesus paints a profound picture of the love of Christ and his church. It signals the commitment of each worshiper to each other and embodies reconciliation in the body of Christ. This article elaborates on the meaning of this simple ritual gesture and provides an example of how the thoughtful worshiper can approach every action in Christian liturgy.

Before the liturgy was reformed by the Second Vatican Council, Roman...


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