Liturgical Life



aka Eschatologuy

Unlike the Old Testament Israelites, New Testament Christians are not required to observe any particular set of feasts, festivals, or commemorations — Scripture does not lay out a Church Year that we are required to follow. However, the Christian standard is not ‘What is required?’, but rather: ‘What is profitable?’ When we ask, instead of what we must do, what we should do for the sake of unity, instruction, and order, we arrive at a far different answer from that of most modern Christians, who have jettisoned from their faith much of the historic practices of the Church.

Whereas we affirm that neither we nor you, as Christians, are required to observe the feasts, festivals, and commemorations of the Church and her historic calendar, we also resolutely contend that these observances are good for the body of Christ. It is in the cyclical and seasonal observances that we live out of lives as Christians and recognize our brothers-in-Christ, who are living out similar lives. There is a difference between the minimum of the faith and the fullness of the faith — we want you to have the latter.

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3 Replies to “Liturgical Life”

  1. I was raised in a Reformed Baptist Church that practiced no feast or liturgical observances. We’d have a special sermon on Easter and sometime around Christmas, and that was it. Communion was once a month. It seems to me that ditching the liturgical calendar does a lot to encourage the idea that all nations are the same. If your Christianity consists simply of showing up on Sunday in your dress shirt and nothing else then there is no opportunity for the national character of a people, which God created as unique, to show itself in feasts and whatnot. Obviously the Japanese would have different foods on Easter than Americans would, but when there is no Easter, no liturgy, nothing to look at essentially, then all churches worldwide are the exact same.


    1. I would agree, and there is no reason that the liturgical or calendrical observances should be identical across the whole of Christendom. Different national churches would, naturally, observe different commemorations and even some different festivals. We would, of course, all still share the same high (feast) days — Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost.


  2. In short. Can be a good teaching tool.