The Christian Year by John Keble

“…the book is to deepen devotion, but there is one class of people above all others, for whose help it is most adapted. It is ‘an admirable handbook for the parish priest, because written by one who himself labored through the greater part of his ministerial career as a[n Anglican] parish priest.’”

“The Christian Year” is a book which will always appeal to the educated and cultivated intellect; that it will appeal with special force to all who have the responsibility of teaching religious truth; but its appeal will not cease here. As long as men’s minds are touched by the peaceful and consoling side of Nature; as long as there is reverence felt for the poor and simple; as long as there is suffering and disappointment and death in the world, so long will “The Christian Year” live in the strength of that soothing art. — Walter Lock, from the Introduction

Why Read This Book?

A great comfort and antidote to the “make believe all is well” and “if you have trouble you must not be a good Christian” mumbo-jumbo which is rife through American Christianity.

About the Author

John Keble (1792-1866), though a member of the Oxford Movement, Rev. Keble has nevertheless been a blessing to Christians of different traditions through his poetry. Keble’s purpose in The Christian Year “is to produce a sober standard of feeling in religious matters… by bringing into relief the soothing tendency of the Prayer Book.” [Walter Lock]

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Book Contents

  • Dedication
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • Introduction by Walter Lock
    • 1 The Consecration of All Life
    • 2 Intensity of Sad Feeling
    • 3 Faith in God’s Forgiving and Restoring Love
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Advent Sunday
  • Second Sunday In Advent
  • Third Sunday In Advent
  • Fourth Sunday In Advent
  • Christmas Day
  • St. Stephen’s Day
  • St. John’s Day
  • The Holy Innocents
  • First Sunday After Christmas
  • The Circumcision Of Christ
  • Second Sunday After Christmas
  • The Epiphany
  • First Sunday After Epiphany
  • Second Sunday After Epiphany
  • Third Sunday After Epiphany
  • Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
  • Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
  • Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
  • Septuagesima Sunday
  • Sexagesima Sunday
  • Quinquagesima Sunday
  • Ash Wednesday
  • First Sunday In Lent
  • Second Sunday In Lent
  • Third Sunday In Lent
  • Fourth Sunday In Lent
  • Fifth Sunday In Lent
  • Palm Sunday
  • Monday Before Easter
  • Tuesday Before Easter
  • Wednesday Before Easter
  • Thursday Before Easter
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Eve
  • Easter Day
  • Monday In Easter Week
  • Tuesday In Easter Week
  • First Sunday After Easter
  • Second Sunday After Easter
  • Third Sunday After Easter
  • Fourth Sunday After Easter
  • Fifth Sunday After Easter. Rogation Sunday
  • Ascension Day
  • Sunday After Ascension
  • Whitsunday
  • Monday In Whitsun-Week
  • Tuesday In Whitsun-week
  • Trinity Sunday
  • First Sunday After Trinity
  • Second Sunday After Trinity
  • Third Sunday After Trinity
  • Fourth Sunday After Trinity
  • Fifth Sunday After Trinity
  • Sixth Sunday After Trinity
  • Seventh Sunday After Trinity
  • Eight Sunday After Trinity
  • Ninth Sunday After Trinity
  • Tenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Eleventh Sunday After Trinity
  • Twelfth Sunday After Trinity
  • Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity
  • Twentieth Sunday After Trinity
  • Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity
  • Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity
  • Twenty-Third Sunday After Trinity
  • Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Trinity
  • Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Trinity
  • Sunday Next Before Advent
  • St. Andrew’s Day
  • St. Thomas’ Day
  • The Conversion Of St. Paul
  • The Purification
  • St. Matthias’ Day
  • The Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
  • St. Mark’s Day
  • St. Philip And St. James
  • St. Barnabas
  • St. John Baptist’s Day
  • St. Peter’s Day
  • St. James’s Day
  • St. Bartholomew
  • St. Matthew
  • St. Michael And All Angels
  • St. Luke
  • St. Simon And St. Jude
  • All Saints’ Day
  • Holy Communion
  • Holy Baptism
  • Catechism
  • Confirmation
  • Matrimony
  • Visitation And Communion Of The Sick
  • Burial Of The Dead
  • Churching Of Women
  • Commination
  • Forms Of Prayer To Be Used At Sea
  • Gunpowder Treason
  • King Charles The Martyr
  • The Restoration Of The Royal Family
  • The Accession
  • Ordination
  • Copyright Notice
  • How Can You Find Peace With God?
  • Benediction
  • Encouraging Christian Books for You to Download and Enjoy

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
John Keble
John Keble