The Sacrament of Easter
This highly readable exploration of the church's liturgy from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost clearly shows why Easter is not only the climax of the Christian year but also the center of the church's worship and doctrine. The authors examine the common liturgical traditions shared by both Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
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