Saturday, March 03, 2012

Drip, drip, drip

I have just finished reading the Liturgical Year. I did not grow up in a church that used the liturgical caldenar however the churches I did work at did celebrate Advent by lighting candles and talking about the coming of Christ as a baby. We also celebrated Good Friday and Easter. One church had done an Ash Wednesday service the year before I got there. When I moved to a new city I found out more about Lent as I had friends giving up things for 40 days. After reading this book I see how important the liturgical year can be. The challenge laid out by the author is to allow the liturgical year to drip, drip, drip slowly in the "deepest parts of our psyches." (12) If you want to learn about the liturgical year from a book that is not a "text book" I would tell you to read this book.

Matthew Howden