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« Reply #15: October 27, 2007, 01:34:12 pm »

I always got the impression that while people did come together to meet and talk the actual worship would be close family and friends only, and not large crowds being preached to, which is my understanding of the phrase congregational worship.
this is my impression too, although there were so many public festivals that it might seem otherwise.
in fact most sanctuaries didn't even have a 'temple' per se, so outdoor worship was unavoidable. those that did had their altars placed outside and facing away from the temple, with the temple structure itself used more as a vault for votive offerings than a gathering place for congregations, so again we see that any large gathering would inevitably be outside.

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all of this, however, is how it was done back then. as far as a 21st century temple is concerned i guess the rules are still to be written.  Wink
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« Reply #16: October 27, 2007, 09:56:04 pm »


I always got the impression that while people did come together to meet and talk the actual worship would be close family and friends only, and not large crowds being preached to, which is my understanding of the phrase congregational worship.




No, I didn't mean the crowd would be preached at. I was thinking more in terms of conducting festival rituals and communal meals in an indoor environment.

I've listened to enough sermons for one lifetime.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17: October 30, 2007, 03:07:49 pm »


No, I didn't mean the crowd would be preached at. I was thinking more in terms of conducting festival rituals and communal meals in an indoor environment.

I've listened to enough sermons for one lifetime.  Cheesy

ah, that sounds more like it, I'm all for communal meals.  outdoor in an English winter can be a bit chilly  Grin
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« Reply #18: October 30, 2007, 03:46:07 pm »

ah, that sounds more like it, I'm all for communal meals.  outdoor in an English winter can be a bit chilly  Grin



New Englander here. The Puritans, the legacy of whom I curse so often, were right about one thing: They named my land after yours.

People on TV say that our climate resembles England's, but is a little more sunny, a bit colder, and a little less rainy.

You wouldn't want to hang around outside for long during the winters here, either.

I still say you're not really cold until your fingers feel like they're burning, though.  Wink
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