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According to Dom Gregory Dix, the basic shape of the Christian liturgy has remained the same "ever since thirteen men met for supper in an upper room at Jerusalem" some two thousand years ago. According to Martin Connell, the same cannot be said for the liturgical year. The Triduum, or three days of Easter, only emerged in the fourth century. So, too, did Christmas. Earlie ...more
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Published November 1st 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Michael Poteet
Connell's comprehensive history of the liturgical year is just the kind of book I've long been wanting. He not only explains how and why the shape of the Christian calendar came to be as it is (he is Roman Catholic, but the trajectory of the year will be familiar to any liturgical Christian church), but also offers lovely expositions of what it all means and why it all matters.

I've been "reading along" since Advent, and have been very impressed. For example, his examination of how Christians hav
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