Each year, the Christian people hike through a circle of memory and expectation to open themselves to the presence of God. This circle is made up of special days and seasons. These special days and seasons are a means to shape sacred time, a structure in which to define what it means to be Christian and to call God’s people to reverent and faithful response to God.
Seasons of the Church Year
We keep track of time and seasons of the year by using calendars that provide us opportunities to observe, commemorate and celebrate certain events or occasions. The changing seasons of the year also provide us with recurring opportunities to celebrate the Christian Faith in worship. The Christian church, following earlier Jewish tradition, has long used the seasons of the year as an opportunity for festivals and holidays, sacred time set aside to worship God as the Lord of life.
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:: Ash Wednesday Handbook :: If you are unable to join us for our Ash Wednesday Gathering on March 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm at the Root Cellar Portland - 94 Washington Ave., check out the liturgy below and practice with your family or smaller group. (Click on the pictures below to scroll through the liturgy.)