The Passing Of The Peace

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

The kiss of peace concludes the response to the Word. The kiss of peace, a handshake, or a hug extended to other people in the congregation expresses the reconciliation Christ has made not only with God, but also on the horizontal level between people. This has become a joyful time, a time to greet each other with a Christian greeting and to express a feeling of love through a physical gesture. Encourage great freedom and hospitality in this action as a way of expressing and experiencing the...


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