A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths

A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths

  • 2010
  • 1 Season

This series will show viewers the different ways in which Christians worshiped God and Jesus throughout history. Some of these methods are no long practiced. The viewer will also look at where worship is leading in the future including the use of technology for religious purposes.

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Part 6: The Embrace
6. Part 6: The Embrace
October 14, 2010
Part 6, The Embrace explores the inward worship practices of prayer and contemplation and the outward acts of worship found in service and ministry.
Part 5, The Expression
5. Part 5, The Expression
January 1, 2010
See how visual art, drama and media have been used in various times and places in Christian worship for the creative expression of the faith.
Part 4, The Music
4. Part 4, The Music
January 1, 2010
Witness how liturgy and music have enriched the celebration of God's story throughout centuries of Christianity.
Part 3: The Feast
3. Part 3: The Feast
October 14, 2010
Part 3: The Feast explores the significance of the Eucharist in worship and reveals how the observance of special days and seasons of remembrance and anticipation such as Advent and Lent is essential to the worship experience, including: ? What early church documents and practices teach us about how the Eucharist is celebrated today.? Why the feast of the table is called by different names: Eucharist, Communion, the Lord's Supper.? What the different methods of celebrating the Eucharist are among various Christian traditions.? How Old Testament feast days and festivals have formed a pattern for the current Christian calendar of holy days and seasons.? Why the liturgical year is still relevant for Christians today.
Part 2: The Body
2. Part 2: The Body
August 12, 2010
Part 2: The Body explores how individuals are joined with the body of Christ through baptism and how the idea of community is essential to the worship experience, including:?? What early church documents and practices teach us about how baptism is celebrated today.? What symbols are common to all Christians in the celebration of baptism.? Why there are different forms of baptism among various Christian traditions.? How the Scriptures and church history support the community of believers as an important part of worship.? How one unique community of believers celebrates worship through its western-themed cowboy church.
Part 1: The Word
1. Part 1: The Word
June 10, 2010
Part 1: The Word explores how the written and spoken word consisting of scriptures, sermons and creeds have remembered and celebrated God's story throughout centuries of Christianity, including:? What early church documents reveal about ancient worship practices and why many churches are recovering and continuing these ancient faith practices today?? How stained glass has been used to tell the stories of scripture, including a visit to the oldest continually operating stained glass studio in America?? Why influences such as the printing press and the translation of the Bible into the language of the people dramatically changed how scripture is used in worship?? How great preaching movements of the church have influenced the development of sermons and homilies?? Why creeds such as the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds are an important tool for teaching the essentials of the Christian faith?
Description

This series will show viewers the different ways in which Christians worshiped God and Jesus throughout history. Some of these methods are no long practiced. The viewer will also look at where worship is leading in the future including the use of technology for religious purposes.A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on June 10, 2010.

A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths is available for streaming on the Ensign Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    June 10, 2010