Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons, The (Alcuin Club) by Paul Bradshaw

By Paul Bradshaw

The liturgical 12 months is a comparatively glossy invention. The time period itself basically got here into use within the past due 16th century. In antiquity, Christians didn't view a number of the fairs and fasts that they skilled as a unified entire. in its place, the various seasons shaped a couple of thoroughly unrelated cycles and tended to overlap and clash with each other. Drawing upon the newest examine, the authors music the advance of the Church's feasts, fasts and seasons, together with the Sabbath and Sunday, Holy Week and Easter, Christmas and Epiphany, and the feasts of the Virgin Mary, the martyrs and different saints.

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