Book Review: The Liturgical Year

January 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm (blog)

I’m a lover of History.  There are few historical stories that do not leave me with a sense of awe, and a longing to be back in that simpler time, if only for a moment.  Reading about the history of the Church is even more fascinating to me.

To many, church is simply a time to enter a building designated to be a place of worship.  They show up, hoping to earn a gold star for their attendance.  There is little recognition of the true impact of the historically significant details that brought us all to today.

Coming from a Southern Baptist background, I had little knowledge of the corporate church, and the rituals and traditions that have been passed down through the ages.  After attending an Episcopal, and then an Anglican church, I felt somewhat more connected with the different ways of worship that we all choose.  Just like choosing what shoes to wear, we are given the ability to choose a preference of how we worship… what truly moves our hearts and makes our souls sing out in praise.  That may look different for everyone of us, but that is the beauty of freedom.

The book, The Liturgical Year, mentions some of these differences, explaining a little more about the origin of where they came from, and the modern-day significance.  As a person who enjoys tradition, I have been particularly drawn to the Liturgical form of worship, though I understand it very little.

This book was helpful for me by helping me accept the differences that we all bring to the table when it comes to worship.  The literal times and dates are not the importance, but it’s the recognition of them that makes all the difference.  At first, the read is a little “heady” and it will probably take another read to truly grasp.  I look forward to following the Church calendar a little more closely and trying to fully experience the tradition that has been carried out for so long.  It allows us to connect with all of the others before us that have stepped into this same tradition of worship for our God.

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