The Problem Of The Civil Year In Worship

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

Many churches that have rejected the practice of the Christian year follow the secular way of marking time. This article describes some of the "calendars" that churches use to mark time and points out some of the problems with the observance of civil occasions in particular. It is written from a Reformed perspective but will be useful to churches in any tradition.

As any liturgist knows, we have to take more than one "church year" into account as we plan our worship services. The last time I...


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