The Holy Year

Meditative Contemplations of Seasons and Festivals

The Holy Year
Alfred Heidenreich Foreword by
M. L. Mitchell Translated by
Alan Stott Translated by
Neil Franklin Edited by
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RELIGION / Christian Rituals & Practice / General
RELIGION / Christian Life / Devotional
RELIGION / Holidays / General


In our hurried, everyday lives, time of day and even seasons can blur together, leaving us distanced from the natural world and spiritual rhythms.

This book is a visionary and practical exploration of thoughts and meditations which can help us engage with the changing moods of the year. Rittelmeyer's descriptive sketches of the Christian festivals and subjects from the New Testament are offered as helpful spiritual signposts along the path of the year.

These meditations can be used as devotions to help us deepen our own insight, as well as to stimulate creative and meaningful religious celebrations.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Alan Stott

St. John’s Tide
High Summer
Late Summer

Appendix: The Experience of Christ through Rudolf Steiner

Author Bio

Friedrich Rittelmeyer (1872-1938) was a leading figure in the Lutheran Church which he left in 1922 to found and lead The Christian Community.

Alfred Heidenreich (1898-1969) was born in Regensburg, Germany. After serving in World War I while still a student, he met and became an ardent follower of Rudolf Steiner. That encounter and his continued study of Steiner's work became the mainstay of his life and activity. He chose to become a priest in the Christian Community, and as a member of its first group of leaders, he spread its work beyond the German-speaking countries, moving to England in 1929. He became a widely known lecturer in North America and other parts of the world, as well as in Britain. In his later years, he was active in the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, being a member of its council and of the publications committee of the Rudolf Steiner Press. In his endeavor to serve the deep-seated needs of modern humankind, he illuminated many aspects of Christianity and the New Testament in his many articles and lectures. During a tour in South Africa, he died in Johannesburg.