Sunday, October 18, 2009
Following the Liturgical Year - Help for a Novice
I would like to follow the liturgical year this year but would like some suggestions or guidance on the best way to go about it. Is it just reading the right passages from the lectionary on the appropriate Sundays? How do feast days fit in? I'm just a Baptist who is looking to gain a better appreciation for the church year and want to get the most out of it. If I'm right 2009-2010 is year C. Does it matter if I mix traditions (Lutheran, Episcopalian, Methodist, Catholic) or should I pick one and stick with it? I would like to make regular posts throughout the year (probably on Sundays) on my experience. I don't mean for this to be just an "experiment" as much as it is an initial step in orienting my year around the acts of God rather than the four seasons or the school year. Whatever advice you can offer would be most appreciated.