Worship and Sacred Actions Throughout the Year in Church of the Brethren

It was a protest against the liturgical formalism of the official church which in part gave rise to the Church of the Brethren in the eighteenth century. However, the Brethren always sought to be an authentic worshiping community, and in the twentieth century, that historic commitment has resulted in the widespread appropriation of the Christian year. The extent and style of such observance, however, varies greatly from congregation to congregation.

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