Artfully and thoroughly explores the eight solar holidays that mark the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Each chapter begins with a history of the holiday--the ways in which it has been celebrated from ancient to modern times, its relationship to other religious and secular celebrations and its cultural and mythological foundations. Includes seasonal activities for individuals, families and small-group worship. Plus formal celebrations for church communities and classrooms, complete with songs, dramatic enactments, litanies of seasonal blessings and suggestions for ceremonial food. A published playwright and an award-winning theater teacher and director, Montley is co-chair of the Worship Committee at First Unitarian in Baltimore, MD.
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