What Is The Christian Year?

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

The Christian celebrates the saving events of God in Jesus Christ by marking those particular events in which God's saving purposes were made known.

The most common term for the yearly celebration of time in worship is the Christian year. The Christian year, developed in antiquity, was a vital part of worship until the Reformation, when Protestants abandoned much of it because of the abuses attached to it in the late medieval period. Protestants claimed that nearly every day of the year had...


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