Worship and Sacred Actions Throughout the Year in Christian Churches and Churches of Christ

The Christian Churches and Churches of Christ have historically avoided the Christian year as one of the unscriptural practices creating division between denominations—a division which their movement sought to overcome. Most now celebrate Christmas and Easter in worship, but these are among yearly observances based on the civil calendar, not the Christian year. Scattered evidence for increased interest in using visual symbols to deepen worship can be seen, but there is little movement toward following the Christian year.

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