New Handbook Of The Christian Year

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The New Handbook of the Christian Year: Second Edition, by Hoyt L. Hickman, Don E. Saliers, Laurence Hull Stookey, and James F. White. Lectionary, prayers, responses, and Communion services updated for consistency with books of worship from several denominations. Includes:glossary of Christian symbols, glossary of liturgical terms, annotated bibliography, index of Scripture readings, index of Psalms, and an ecumenical service for the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Based on the Christian year of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, this rich sourcebook of worship materials contains lectionary, prayers, responses, and Communion Services. Up-to-date with new Books of Worship from several denominations, this second edition of a bestseller is ecumenical in scope. Written for all denominations. Wirebound.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687277605
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1992
  • Series: Other Music Series
  • Edition description: REVISED, SPIRAL
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 661,647
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hoyt L. Hickman has been a visiting professor of worship both at Drew University and at Vanderbilt University. From 1972-1994, while at the General Board of Discipleship, he directed the worship resources development team and wrote many of the worship texts that appear in the United Methodist Hymnal and Book of Worship. He is the General Editor of "The Faith We Sing." He has also been a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and Societas Liturgica for more than 20 years.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Pt. 1 Introduction to the Christian Year
Ch. 1 The Christian Year 13
A The Common Calendar 13
B Dates in the Easter Cycle 14
Ch. 2 The Origin of the Christian Year 16
A Time Is Important 16
B The Lord's Day 17
C The Hours of the Day 18
D The Easter Cycle 19
E The Christmas Cycle 22
F Through the Year 24
G Lectionaries 24
Ch. 3 The Recovery of the Christian Year 26
A Protestants and the Christian Year 26
B The Ecumenical Reform of the Christian Year 28
C The Shape of the Reformed Calendar 30
Ch. 4 The Christian Year in Practice 34
A Resources and Decisions 34
B The Balance of Stability and Variety 34
C General Aspects of Worship 35
D The Functional Analysis of Worship 37
E The Elements of Worship Through the Year 39
F Entering into Worship 40
G Proclaiming the World 41
H Responding to the Word 45
I A Feast for All Seasons 47
Pt. 2 Resources for the Christian Year
Ch. 5 From Hope to Joy: Advent and Christmas/Epiphany 51
A A Theological and Pastoral Introduction 51
B Preparing the People and the Place 53
C The Sundays of Advent 57
D A Service of Lessons and Carols 63
E Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the Sundays After Christmas 69
F John Wesley's Covenant Service 78
G Epiphany 84
H Baptism of the Lord 89
I The Sundays After Epiphany 92
J Transfiguration 97
Ch. 6 From Ashes to Fire: Lent and Easter/Pentecost 105
A Proclaiming the Paschal Mystery: An Introduction to the Seasons of Lent and Easter 105
B Ash Wednesday 110
C The Sundays of Lent 117
D Passion/Palm Sunday 125
E Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Holy Week 152
F Holy Thursday Evening 160
G Tenebrae 170
H Good Friday with Provision for a Prayer Vigil Through Holy Saturday 179
I Easter Vigil, or the First Service of Easter 191
J Easter Day, or the Second Service of Easter 209
K The First Week of Easter 214
L The Second Through the Sixth Sundays of Easter 219
M Ascension Day and the Sunday Following 223
N Pentecost 227
Ch. 7 From Sunday to Sunday: The Season After Pentecost 236
A Trinity Sunday 236
B The Sundays After Pentecost 241
C Christ the King 252
Ch. 8 Special Days 258
A Lesser Christological Days 258
B All Saints and the Sanctoral Cycle 259
C Thanksgiving 269
Pt. 3 Appendices
Ch. 9 Glossary of Christian Symbols 281
Ch. 10 Glossary of Liturgical Terms 287
Ch. 11 Annotated Bibliography 294
Ch. 12 Index of Scripture Readings 296
Ch. 13 Index of Psalms 302
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