(sample contents for each chapter in parenthesis); 1. Welcome to the Church Year (the two cycles, development of the liturgical calendar, the Lectionary); 2. Advent (themes, traditions, the Sunday liturgy); 3. Christmas (services, the Twelve Days, lessons and carols); 4. Epiphany (the feast, Holy Days in Epiphany, blessings); 5. Lent (the Way of the Cross, Ash Wednesday, the prayer over the people); 6. Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Tenebrae, footwashing, stripping the altar); 7. Easter to Pentecost (the Ascension, Trinity Sunday, All Saints' Day)
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.