Encircling The Christian Year Paperback
Liturgies and Reflections for the Seasons of the Church
by Barbara Mosse;
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Encircling The Christian Year
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Whether you need some inspiring words before a time of worship, a solid backbone to start a sermon, insights to read in your small group, or a saintly start to each Sunday ‘Encircling the Christian Year’ has it all and more. The ready-to-use style and simple structure means this resourceful book could be taken to every Sunday activity and used with confidence and ease.
Each Sunday, the book will guide you through:
• A brief opening prayer,
• A Bible reading,
• A reflection around 200 words,
• Prayers to lead intercessions, and
• A concluding liturgical prayer.
The book also includes appropriate packages for every Christian festival in the calendar, allowing for more detailed reflection on the big Christian events.
Written by the experienced Barbara Mosse, this book incorporates everything you’ll need to accompany you through the Christian year. Barbara is also an Anglican priest, who having worked in several posts now tutors and lectures at Sarum College in Salisbury. She has lead retreats, quiet days, prayer workshops, and writes for the ‘New Daylight Bible Reading Notes’.
Encircling The Christian Year by Barbara Mosse was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in July 2012 and is our 19138th best seller. The ISBN for Encircling The Christian Year is 9780857460455.
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Encircling the Christian YearJoan van Emden, via The Good Book Stall
This is a lovely book of short liturgies, with meditations and prayers for each week of the Church's year, useful for private meditation, as the basis of group discussion or as the inspiration, for instance, of short Evensong services.
Barbara Mosse has chosen a lectionary reading for each week from the three years' readings available, with each day of Holy Week and some Saints' days included. One of the strengths of the book is that, in each case, after a short opening prayer the highlighted Biblical verses are given, often in abridged form but easy to follow. A reflection on the passage of about two hundred words picks up and discusses a theme of importance in our Christian living. So we are challenged by the unexpected appearance of God in our lives as Moses was by the burning bush, or encouraged by the apparent abject failure of the mission of John the Baptist at his humiliating death to hold fast to hope and trust.
There is a bidding prayer to conclude each week, and a new Collect. These form the most moving part of the liturgies, as the words of the prayers are often gracious and beautiful. They are in themselves a valuable prayer resource.
Barbara Mosse's considerable scholarship is evident here, but quietly so, and always subservient to her awareness of the rhythm of the Christian year and our need to spend time simply experiencing the love of God in action in our lives. This book will help many of us to do just that.
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Details for Encircling The Christian Year
|Page last updated||20th December 2015|
|Author / Artist||Barbara Mosse|
|Publisher||Bible Reading Fellowship (July 2012)|
|Number of Pages||304|