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Church Year
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I. General Background and History – II. Practical Theology – III. Orthodox Church

I. General Background and History

The church year – like church art, architecture, etc. – is one of the great cultural products of the Christian faith. It attempts to give cultural form to the gospel by means of the human perception of time. It thus stands alongside other attempts to cultivate the experience and perception of time, and to structure it meaningfully. As a sign of salvat…

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Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, Grethlein, Christian, Richter, Klemens and Plank, Peter, “Church Year”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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