Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days

Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days

Number of page: 126
Author: Leonel L. Mitchell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Category: Religion

This long-awaited companion volume to Howard E. Galley s classic The Ceremonies of the Eucharist provides clergy, liturgical assistants, and altar guild members with clear, step-by-step guidance for the liturgies of Lent and Easter. In addition to background material for the traditions and theology of each season, Mitchell includes specific preparations and instructions for each liturgy of the paschal cycle Ash Wednesday through Pentecost as well as Tenebrae, the Way of the Cross, the Vigil of Pentecost, the liturgies of the catechumenate, and the chrism mass. He also provides helpful ideas for how the often complex liturgies of these seasons can be done simply and well by small congregations. Based on the liturgies of The Book of Common Prayer and the latest edition of The Book of Occasional Services, this ceremonial guide also draws on the paschal liturgies of other Anglican traditions, including those in Canada s Book of Alternative Services .