The 2nd Day: Jonathan Edwards on Christmas, Easter, and New Year’s

“Although like his Puritan forebears Jonathan Edwards was no observer of the liturgical calendar—not even Christmas or Easter—he was very calendrical in regulating both his private and public affairs; thus, New Year’s Day was the most emphatic moment for self-evaluation and practical reformation, as the New Year’s sermon was a major one for his church. For various purposes Jonathan Edwards also observed quarters, months, weeks, and days in cycle.”

Jonathan Edwards [1720], Sermons and Discourses 1720-1723 (WJE Online Vol. 10), Ed. Wilson H. Kimnach, P264