The Liturgical Year

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-28
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
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A journey of the soul through the map of Christian time.The liturgical year, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent and carrying through the following November, is the year that sets out to attune the life of the Christian to the life of Jesus, the Christ.What may at first seem to be simply an arbitrary arrangement of ancient holy days, or liturgical seasons, this book explains their essential relationship to one another and their ongoing meaning to us today. It is an excursion into life from the Christian perspective, from the viewpoint of those who set out not only to follow Jesus but to live and think as Jesus did.And it proposes to help us to year after year immerse ourselves into the sense and substance of the Christian life until, eventually, we become what we say we are-followers of Jesus all the way to the heart of God. It is an adventure in human growth; it is an exercise in spiritual ripening.A volume in the eight book classic series, The Ancient Practices, with a foreword by Phyllis Tickle, General Editor. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note to the Readerp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Lifep. 1
A Living Model, a Real Lifep. 9
The Year That Gives Meaning to Every Other Yearp. 15
The Components of the Liturgical Yearp. 23
Sundayp. 32
Human Time, Liturgical Timep. 39
The Place of Worship in Human Lifep. 44
Calendarsp. 49
Advent: The Human Experience of Waitingp. 58
The Voice of Adventp. 63
Joy: The Essence of It Allp. 70
Christmas: The Coming of the Lightp. 76
The Christmas Season: Stars to Steer Byp. 84
Christmastide: The Fullness of the Timep. 89
Ordinary Time I: The Wisdom of Enoughnessp. 95
Asceticismp. 100
Lent: A Symphony in Three Partsp. 108
Ash Wednesday and the Voices of Lentp. 114
Sufferingp. 123
Holy Week I: Hope to Match the Sufferingp. 129
Holy Week II: Faith Tested to the Endp. 134
Holy Thursdayp. 141
Good Fridayp. 147
Holy Saturday: The Loss That Is Gainp. 152
Easter Vigil, Easter Sundayp. 158
Celebrationp. 158
Paschaltide: The Days of Pentecostp. 170
Fidelityp. 177
Ordinary Time II: The Wisdom of Routinep. 182
Models and Heroesp. 189
The Sanctoral Cyclep. 195
Marian Feastsp. 201
Epiloguep. 209
Study Guidep. 213
Notesp. 227
About the Authorp. 231
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