Christmastide

Christmastide Christmastide (also Christmas or the Christmas season) is one of the seasons of the liturgical year of most Christian churches. It tends to be defined (with slight variations) as the period from Christmas Eve to Epiphany.[1][2] This period is also commonly known as the Twelve Days of Christmas, as referred to in the Christmas carol of the same name, or Yuletide, as in “Deck the Halls“. Liturgical year Western Advent Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Lent/Shrovetide Lent Holy Week Paschal Triduum […]

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Season of Advent

This article is about the Western Christian practice. For Eastern Christian practice, see Nativity Fast. For other uses, see Advent (disambiguation). Advent An acolyte lighting Advent candles Observed by Christians Type Christian, cultural Significance Preparation for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Observances Church services, gift giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decorating Duration 21-28 days Frequency annual Related to Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Annunciation, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity Fast, Nativity of Christ, Yule Advent is a season observed […]

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Paschal Triduum

Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles by Meister des Hausbuches, 1475 (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin Easter Triduum, Holy Triduum, Paschal Triduum, or The Three Days,[1] is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday (the vigil of Good Friday)[2][3] and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday, the three-day period therefore from the evening of Maundy Thursday (excluding most of Thursday) to the evening of Resurrection Sunday.[2] It recalls the passion, death, burial, […]

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Lent

This article is about Lent in Western Christianity. For Lent in Orthodox Christianity, see Great Lent. For other uses, see Lent (disambiguation). An image of Our Lady of Solitude and Jesus Christ the Nazarene during a public religious procession during Lent. The Friday of Sorrows, Jardin, Colombia. Pious Catholic women designated as annual honorees called “Hermana Mayores” clutching their standard banners along with privileged posts at religious processions. The appointed women don their most elegant black formal attire accessorized by […]

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Ordinary Time

Liturgical year Western Advent Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Lent/Shrovetide Lent Holy Week Paschal Triduum Eastertide Pentecost Ordinary Time Eastern Nativity Fast Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Great Lent Great Lent Eastertide Apostles’ Fast Ordinary Time Ordinary Time refers to season of the Christian liturgical calendar, particularly the calendar of the ordinary form of the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, although some other churches in Western Christianity also use the term. In this context, the English name “Ordinary” translates the Latin term ordinalis […]

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday A cross of ashes on a worshipper’s forehead on Ash Wednesday Observed by Many Western Christians Type Christian[1] Observances Service of worship or Mass Marking of an ash cross on the forehead Date Wednesday in seventh week before Easter 2013 date February 13 2014 date March 5 2015 date February 18 2016 date February 10 Frequency annual Related to Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Lent Easter Liturgical year Western Advent Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Lent/Shrovetide Lent Holy Week Paschal Triduum Eastertide Pentecost Ordinary Time Eastern Nativity Fast […]

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Pentecost

This article is about the Christian holiday. For the Jewish holiday, see Shavuot. For other uses, see Pentecost (disambiguation). Pentecost An icon of the Christian Pentecost, in the Greek Orthodox tradition. This is the Icon of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. At the bottom is an allegorical figure, called Kosmos, which symbolizes the world. Observed by Roman Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Anglicans and other Christians. Type Christian Significance Celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit […]

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Eastertide

Liturgical year Western Advent Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Lent/Shrovetide Lent Holy Week Paschal Triduum Eastertide Pentecost Ordinary Time Eastern Nativity Fast Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Great Lent Great Lent Eastertide Apostles’ Fast Ordinary Time Eastertide (or the Easter Season, Paschal Time, Paschal Tide or Paschaltide) is a festal season in the liturgical year of Christianity that begins on Easter Sunday.[1] Contents 1 In Western Christianity 2 In Eastern Christianity 3 See also 4 References 5 External links In Western Christianity[edit] Eastertide is […]

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Holy Week

For the 1953 novel of the same name by Louis Aragon, see La Semaine Sainte. For the 1995 Polish film, see Holy Week (film). For the 2002 film, see Semana santa (film). The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Liturgical year Western Advent Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Lent/Shrovetide Lent Holy Week Paschal Triduum Eastertide Pentecost Ordinary Time Eastern Nativity Fast Christmastide Ordinary Time Septuagesima/Pre-Great Lent Great Lent Eastertide Apostles’ Fast Ordinary Time Holy […]

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Walking Through Lent with Pope Francis – The Joy of the Gospel

A weekly series of prayers and refelctions for Lent to help us rediscover the joy of the Gospel and to experience a personal encounter with Jesus through reflecting on his words and actions based on the Gospel stories we receive on the Sundays of Lent. The prgramme rotates between the churches in our parish cluster: The Temptations of Jesus – Monday, 10th March at 7:15pm, in St Mary’s Parish Hall. The Transfiguration  – Tuesday, 18th March at 7:15pm in St […]

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