"Illustrations are by Melissa Baber". -- verso of t.-p.
Bibliography: pp. 121-123.
"This book had its beginning in a series of articles published several years ago in the Cleveland 'Plain Dealer' concerning the origins of many of our popular holiday customs in ancient beliefs and rituals of our pagan forebears. Much of this material was later placed within a more specifically Christian framework when presented in adult education programs sponsored by various churches in the Greater Cleveland area". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface -- Introduction / LWG -- Advent -- Christmas -- Holy Name and New Year -- Epiphany -- Presentation and Purification -- Valentine -- Lent -- Easter -- Ascension and Pentecost -- All Saints and All Souls -- Epilogue -- Select Bibliography for Further Readiing.
Author is an Episcopal priest in the diocese of Ohio.
"Originally published in a monthly column in the magazine 'The Living church'." -- CIP, verso of t.-p.
This book "presents sound and practical advice on the observance of the Church year. There are essays on the major feasts, fasts, seasons and occasions. The significance of the traditional observances is explained, with suggestions for carrying them out in various circumstances. Recommendations for 'keeping the Church year' are made for clergy, lay readers, altar guild members, musicians, and others involved in planning and participating in Christian worship". -- back cover.
Contents: Preface dated Roanridge, Eastertide 1977 / H. Boone Porter, Jr. -- I: Advent -- 1. Preparing for Advent -- 2. The Evening of the Year -- 3. John the Baptist: Advent Saint -- II: Christmas, Epiphany, and the Lord's Baptism -- 4. Getting Ready for Christmas -- 5. Midnight Mass -- 6. The Three Epiphanies -- 7. The Baptism of Jesus -- 8. Anointed in Christ -- III: The Weeks After Epiphany -- 9. Green Sundays -- 10. To Transfer or Not to Transfer ? -- 11. What about Ordinary Days ? -- 12. Farewell to Alleluia -- IV: Lent -- 13. Expressing the Spirit of Lent -- 14. Mid-Lent Sunday -- 15. Planning for Holy Week -- 16. A Parade for Our King -- 17. The Reading of the Passion -- 18. The Eve of the Crucifixion -- V: The Easter Season -- 19. Easter as a Season -- 20. An Easter Garden -- 21. The Great Vigil of Easter -- 22. Thomas Sunday -- 23. Fulfilling the Great Fifty Days -- 24. Rogation Sunday -- 25. The Feast of the Ascension -- 26. Pentecost of Whitsunday -- VI: The Weeks after Pentecost -- 27. The Other Half of the Year -- 28. What Sunday Means -- 29. The Liturgy of Marriage -- 30. Lesser Holy Days -- 31. The Gift of Summer -- 32. Church in Vacation Time -- 33. St. Mary in the Liturgy -- 34. Prayer in the Morning -- 35. Back-to-School Month -- 36. St. Luke's Day and Ministry to the Sick -- 37. The Festival of All God's Saints -- 38. Remembering the Dead -- VII: Ministers of the Liturgy: Ordained and Lay -- 39. Lay People and Clergy at Ordinations -- 40. Priestly Concelebration -- 41. Ordained Ministers in Liturgy and in Life -- 42. More about Ordained Ministers -- 43. Readers and Cantors -- Conclusion: "Let Us Keep the Feast" -- Index.
"First edition c1979 the Seabury Press, Inc. Revised edition c2000 by Morehouse Publishing." -- verso of t.-p.
"Our intention [in the first 1979 edition] was to offer to the Episcopal Church a basic book on the liturgy that would be useful to laity and clergy of the church with regard to the history and theology of Christian, and specifically Anglican, worship. We also wanted the book to help readers to understand more fully the pastoral and theological implications of the then proposed Book of Common Prayer. .... The first edition was reprinted several times, and demand for the book, especially for use in programs of lay education and for candidates studying in seminary, has never ceased. We were therefore delighted when Morehouse approached us about the possibility of publishing a second edtion. Unfortunately, Professor Price died before our work of revision was complete. We had been in consultation by telephone about the changes that Morehouse Publishing had requested. In only a few cases were revisions or clarifications of fact made for this new edition. Otherwise, our concern was to make modest but necessary editorial changes, including references to the `new' Prayer Book." -- Preface [to Revised Edition], pp. vi-vii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface [to Revised Edition] dated Berkeley, California, September 2000 / Louis Weil -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Note to the Reader -- Prologue -- 1. Where We Are -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- 2. Worship and Liturgy -- 3. The Basis of Liturgy -- 4. Features of Liturgy -- 5. Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- 6. The Background of the Prayer Book -- 7. Anglican Prayer Books -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- 8. Holy Baptism -- 9. Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Introduction -- 10. The Word of God and the Bible -- 11. The Word of God in the Liturgy -- 12. Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- 13. The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- 14. The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- 15. The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- 16. The Christian Calendar -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Introduction -- 17. Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- 18. Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- 19. Episcopal Services -- Epilogue -- 20. Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Internet Resources -- Index.
"Written by Charles P. Price and Louis Weil with the assistance of a group of editorial advisors under the direction of the Church's Teaching Series Committee".
Foreword by John M. Allin.
Introduction by Alan Jones.
Includes bibliographical references, bibliography (p. 332-337) and index.
"In this volume, we have tried to do three things. In the first place, we have tried to be informative. We have sought to provide data about the development of Christian worship, and particularly Anglican worship. .... Our second purpose is really an outgrowth of the first. We hav tried to set the new Book of Common Prayer firmly in the context of this theological and historical development. We have not intended to produce a commentary on the new Prayer Book, but it is obviously impossible to discuss worship in the American Episcopal Church today without saying a great deal about the new book. .... The third goal of this book is by all odds the most important. We hope that it will help its readers better to understand the intimate, indissoluble, and mutally influential relationship between worship and living." -- Preface, pp. xiii-xiv.
Contents divided into seven main sections: Prologue -- Part One : The Meaning of Worship -- Part Two : Liturgy and the Book of Common Prayer -- Part Three : Christian Initiation: Baptism and Confirmation -- Part Four : Regular Services: Daily Offices, Holy Eucharist -- Part Five : Other Liturgies: Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services -- Epilogue.
Contents: Preface / Charles P. Price and Louis Weil -- Where We Are -- Worship and Liturgy -- The Basis of Liturgy -- Features of Liturgy -- Implications and Consequences of Liturgy -- The Background of the Prayer Book -- Anglican Prayer Books -- Holy Baptism -- Confirmation -- Introduction -- The Word of God and the Bible -- The Word of God in the Liturgy -- Morning and Evening Prayer in Today's Church -- The Holy Eucharist (I) : The Proclamation of the Word of God -- The Holy Eucharist (II) : The Holy Communion -- The Holy Eucharist (III) : Theories About the Eucharist -- The Christian Calendar -- Introduction -- Pastoral Offices (I) : For Marriage, Birth, Sickness, and Death -- Pastoral Offices (II) : For Reconciliation and Commitment -- Episcopal Services -- Living the Liturgy -- Notes -- Bibliography of Works Cited -- Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible -- Glossary of Liturgical Terms -- Bibliography for Further Reading -- Index.