Many Christians are rediscovering the significance of the liturgical year. A great aid in this is a liturgical calendar, one which is tied not to our seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter, but to the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. For several years, I've ordered a fabulous calendar from University Hill Church in Vancouver, BC. (It's also been a regular Christmas gift for friends). Here's a blurb from their website:
After five years of unique timekeeping, the highly acclaimed Salt of the Earth, a Christian Seasons Calendar has taken on a new shape. Re-designed for easier use, Salt of the Earth 2005/2006 now opens to 11” x 17” and contains larger squares for writing dates.
This year the calendar begins on November 27, 2005, the first day of Advent. The Christian New Year’s Eve is Saturday night, November 26th. Since its first issue in 2001, Christians all over North America and in parts of Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have made use of the Salt of the Earth calendar to foster the alternative living that the story of the Christian year intends. Users of the calendar love the constant reminder that they are living between times - between life according to the world’s clock and life in the kingdom of God. Vital to the calendar’s value are the inclusion of scripture readings for each Sunday and the exciting contribution made by contemporary artists whose work envisions and interprets the biblical story on each page.
We pray you have found living in God’s time with Salt of the Earth a fulfilling experience in your life. And we urge you to order this year’s calendar before the Christian New Year. Calendars are now available for sale. The price (not including shipping or applicable taxes) remains: $12 (Canada) or $9 (US). A 40% discount is provided for orders of 25 or more calendars. To order Salt of the Earth - A Christian Seasons Calendar 2005/2006, phone 604-696-1295 or visit www.thechristiancalendar.com
Yours in Christ, Direct line: 604-224-3391 or email@example.com