Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Fremder

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 15:17; Deuteronomy 16:9-10; Deuteronomy 32:45-47; Deuteronomy 5:14-15; Esther 9:21-28; Exodus 12:18-19; Exodus 16:17; Exodus 19:20; Exodus 20:8-11; Exodus 23:16,19; John 1:19-28; Leviticus 16:23, 26-29; Leviticus 23:26-32; Leviticus 24:39-44; Luke 2:1-20; Luke 21:25; Luke 3:1-6; Mark 2:27; Matthew 1:18-25; Matthew 11:2-10; Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 24:37-44; Matthew 3:1-12; Numbers 29:7-11;


Within the scope of this paper the cycle of worship will be examined. This cycle of worship, called the "Church Year" has taken two forms. Traditionally, with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England, the Eastern Rites, and the Lutheran Churches a set pattern or Liturgical Year has been followed. As will be seen this has developed into a rich and complete celebration including the life and ministry of the Savior from His birth and culminating in His Triumphant return. The first half is termed the First Semester of the Church Year or the Dominical Semester. This is followed by the Second Semester or the Ecclesial Semester with its stress on the daily march of the church.

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