Holy Week In The Early Church

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

Worship renewalists have revived the ancient customs of Holy Week worship. In particular Holy Week worship centers around the re-enactment of the last days of Christ. This article summarizes worship on those days in the early church.

In the church of the first centuries after Christ, every Sunday was a "little Easter. " The Easter season itself was a special event in which the living, dying, and rising of Christ was not only told in words, but acted out in a participatory drama.



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