Worship During The Fourth And Fifth Centuries Part I

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

The fundamental pattern of early Christian worship continued to develop through the fourth and fifth centuries. However,"families" of liturgical practice began to emerge, and styles of worship varied from one Christian region to the other. By this time, one can begin to speak of "Eastern" and "Western" characteristics of Christian liturgy.

With the end of the persecutions and the beginning of the period in which Christianity became the public cultus of the Roman imperial government, the...


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