The Origins Of Christmas And Epiphany Worship

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

Following the lead of secular culture, many Christians place Christmas as the most important day in the Christian year. This article suggests that a more profound understanding of Christmas arises out of an awareness of the history of the Christian year. Christmas should be understood in light of the events which follow-Epiphany and, eventually, Easter.

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