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Liturgical Seasons

 

Page List

Introduction

Advent

Christmas

Winter Ordinary Time

Lent

Triduum

Easter

Summer Ordinary Time

 

 

Introduction

 

The cycle of the liturgical seasons is one of the richest gifts of Mother Church to her faithful. Through this ebb and flow of Sundays and feasts, we can experience the cycle of the life of Christ. The liturgical year begins with expectant waiting (Advent), nativity (Christmas), beginning of Christ's ministry (Winter Ordinary Time), journey toward His passion and death (Lent), celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ (Triduum), celebration of his resurrection leading to the descent of the Holy Spirit (Easter) and finally the bulk of Christ's public ministry (Summer Ordinary Time).

 

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Advent

 

Begins: Sunday, November 27, 2016 - First Sunday of Advent (at dusk the day before)

Ends: Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve

Go to the Advent Season Page

 

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Christmas

 

Begins: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day (at dusk the day before)

Ends: Monday, January 9, 2017 - The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

Go to the Christmas Season Page

 

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Winter Ordinary Time

 

Begins: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Day after the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

Ends: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Day before Ash Wednesday

Go to the Winter Ordinary Time Season Page

 

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Lent

 

Begins: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Ash Wednesday

Ends: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Holy Thursday at Dusk

Go to the Lent Season Page

 

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Triduum

 

Begins: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Holy Thursday beginning at Dusk

Ends: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday

Go to the Triduum Season Page

 

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Easter

 

Begins: Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday

Ends: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Pentecost Sunday

Go to the Easter Season Page

 

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Summer Ordinary Time

 

Begins: Monday, June 5, 2017 - Day after Pentecost Sunday

Ends: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Day before 1st Sunday of Advent

Go to the Summer Ordinary Time Season Page

 

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