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The Christian Year

April 2012
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    25th April 2012
  • ISBN 9780863158971
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.

The Christian Year is a classic book from the unique insight and spiritual wisdom of Evelyn Capel. She covers the main festivals and events in the Christian Year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun (or Pentecost), St. John's tide, and Michaelmas, always linking them back to the Gospels and Christ.

Capel considers the cycles of our world: the changing seasons; life, death, and resurrection; waking and sleeping; breathing in and breathing out. Throughout, Capel never loses sight of the overarching cosmic themes that influence the spiritual rhythms of the Earth and human beings.

Evelyn Francis Capel

Evelyn Francis Capel (1911-2000) was born in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswold Hills. She earned a degree in history at Somerville College, Oxford, and then studied at The Christian Community seminary in Stuttgart. She was ordained in 1939 and has written several books.