Dr. James Molstre

Latin Names during Lent

As you consider the church year, some of the names and terms may be unfamiliar to you. The ancient church would begin the service in the name of the Triune God with a confession of sin, an absolution followed by the Introit. The introit was similar to our modern-day call to worship. The word introit…

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What is the Church Year?

The church year does not begin on January 1st. It begins with Advent. The church year was not invented by one man or one particular denomination. It was a gradual outcome of the needs of the church through the centuries. One of the valuable features of the church year is that its observance is Christian…

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