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Liturgical Year
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The use of the term “liturgical year” in connection with early Christianity is not entirely unproblematic. It is debatable to what degree early Christians were familiar with the notion of a liturgical year as a unity. The term itself or synonymous designations do not feature in early Christian sources (Bradsha…

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Rouwhorst, Gerard, “Liturgical Year”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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