Welcome To the Church Year: An Introduction To the Seasons of the Episcopal Church by Vicki Black
Written for newcomers to the Episcopal Church as well as lifelong members, this book will take you through the seasons of the church year explaining details of each along the way. Read more
This book—written for newcomers to the Episcopal Church as well as lifelong members—takes readers by the hand and leads them through the Church year, from the first Sunday of Advent through the last Sunday of Pentecost, answering questions like “Why do we use purple in Lent?” and “What does Maundy Thursday mean?” In an easy-to-read conversational style, Welcome to the Church Year introduces readers to the traditions of the Church seasons and explains why we do what we do. But it does more than offer interesting trivia about church vestments and pageantry. Its insights can help readers participate in the liturgies of the Church year in a deeper, more meaningful way. A valuable resource to understanding the Episcopal liturgy.
Vicki K. Black is an Episcopal deacon who has served in the dioceses of Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Virginia, where she has worked in parishes and coordinated retreats. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two young sons.