The Worship Environment At Christmas

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

Will the parish Christmas decorations show good liturgical sense? Here are some guidelines for planning the worship environment for the Christmas season.

Decorations should not be limited to the area around the altar, ambo (pulpit), and chair. To do so creates a stage setting. Keep this area free from distraction by limiting the floral arrangements around the altar and by placing crche figures elsewhere. Hackneyed decorations, such as masses of poinsettias or wreaths hung on every pillar,...


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