Worship and Sacred Actions Throughout the Year in the Mennonite Churches

Prior to 1980, Mennonite churches in twentieth-century America planned and conducted worship with little reference to the Christian year. Apart from the major Christian festivals of Christmas and Easter, neither the days and season of the liturgical calendar nor the lectionary exerted much influence on their patterns of worship. Good Friday was observed in some congregations and Pentecost was often noted, but among many groups, services proper to the seasons were unknown.

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