Sacred Calendars; The Christian Day with Dr Francisca Rumsey
From Simon Barnett
All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Most also have a sacred month or a sacred week – for example Jews have the Sabbath and Christians have Sunday. But some also have a sacred day – they use the alternation of dark and light, the rising and setting of the sun, to mark times of prayer. One such religion is Christianity – an in this video Dr Francisca Rumsey offers an introduction to how Christians have used the period of 24 hours.