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  Liturgical year
The liturgical year consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in some Christian churches which determines when Feasts, Memorials, Commemorations and Solemnities are to be observed and which portions of Scripture are to be read.
Distinct liturgical colours may appear in connection with different seasons of the liturgical year.
The Liturgical year in the Eastern Orthodox Church is characterized by alternating fasts and feasts, and is in many ways similar to the Roman Catholic year described above.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/l/li/liturgical_year.html   (698 words)

  Liturgical Year
The liturgical year of the Church is the annual cycle of seasons and feasts that celebrate the central mystery and the central event of salvation history namely, the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Within the cycle of a year, moreover, she unfolds the whole mystery of Christ, not only from his Incarnation and birth until his ascension, but also as reflected in the day of Pentecost, and in the expectation of a blessed, hoped-for return of the Lord.
There is a connection between the annual celebration of the liturgical seasons and the yearly repetition of the seasons of nature; the phenomenon of equinox and solstice, the change from darkness to light are all natural phenomena.
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 CalendarHome.com - Liturgical year - Calendar Encyclopedia
The liturgical year, also known as the Christian year, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in some Christian churches which determines when Feasts, Memorials, Commemorations, and Solemnities are to be observed and which portions of Scripture are to be read.
The cycle of the year defines a series of seasons, which are associated with different ways of decorating churches, different vestments for clergy, and different topics for reading from the Bible and preaching.
This liturgical season replaces the traditional Seasons of "Time After Epiphany" and "Septuagesima," which are still in use by traditional Catholics and other Catholics who attend the ancient, pre-Vatican II Mass known as the Tridentine Rite.
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 The Catholic Liturgical Calendar
The liturgical year is the temporal structure within which the Church celebrates the holy mysteries of Christ: "From the Incarnation and the Nativity to the Ascension, to Pentecost and to the wait in joyful hope for the Lord's coming".
The Liturgical Calendar follows a three year cycle, each year being represented by the letters, A, B and C. During the year A cycle, the Gospel of Matthew is the primary Gospel that is used for the readings.
Easter is the greatest Feast of the liturgical year, the climax and center of the Catholic Liturgical Calendar.
www.catholicdoors.com /courses/liturgy.htm   (3961 words)

 Liturgical year - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In both the East and the West, the dates of many feasts vary from year to year, though in almost all cases this is due to the variation in the date of Easter, and all other dates follow from that.
The liturgical cycle divides the year into a series of seasons, each with their own mood, theological emphases, and modes of prayer, which can be signified by different ways of decorating churches, vestments for clergy, scriptural readings, themes for preaching and even different traditions and practices often observed personally or in the home.
Western Christian liturgical calendars are based on the cycle of the Roman or Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, including Protestant calendars since this cycle pre-dates the Protestant Reformation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liturgical_year   (2794 words)

 Seasons of the Christian Church Year
The rest of the church year provides opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the coming of Jesus and his commission to his people to be a light to the world.
One simple avenue that can assist in tracking the seasons of the church year for worshippers, as well as providing a visual context for worship, is the use of Colors of the Church Year in the sanctuary.
The dates are for 2006-2007, Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary, Year 1 of the Daily Office (daily readings) of the Book of Common Prayer.
www.cresourcei.org /chyear.html   (975 words)

 The Liturgical Year of The Catholic Church
Inaccuracies in the Julian calendar concerning the length of a year (amounting to ten unaccounted days by the 16th century) were corrected by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 with the establishment of the Gregorian calendar and the introduction of the "leap year" to account for a slight astronomical difference.
YEAR A: In order to do justice to the intention of the Lectionary, the five great 'sermons' in Matthew's Gospel will of necessity be the focal points of preaching and instruction.
YEAR C: Luke's Gospel represents Jesus' journey from Galilee to Jerusalem — a journey which is completed in the Acts of the Apostles by the journey of the Church from Jerusalem 'to the ends of the earth'.
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 The Liturgical Year: Following the Life of Jesus
The Christian calendar, or the liturgical calendar, is organized such that the life of Jesus is celebrated.
The liturgical year opens with the period of Sacred Time in late November and concludes in late April.
This time of the year is considered to be sacred in that it celebrates the birth of Jesus and finally his resurrection.
userwww.service.emory.edu /~hngo/liturgicalyear   (1481 words)

Pope Pius XII explains in "Mediator Dei": "The liturgical year devotedly fostered and accompanied by the Church, is not a cold and lifeless representation of the events of the past, or a simple and bare record of a former age.
Although not expressly mentioned in the liturgical texts of Epiphany, the thought of Christ's last and greatest manifestation in His coming at the end of time ("parousia") stands like a radiant beacon behind the liturgical celebration of His coming in the past.
Through the whole season of Advent and Christmas-- in fact, through the whole ecclesiastical year--the liturgical prayers have stressed the preparatory character of all the celebrations on earth: they are to lead the faithful to the joyful and everlasting reunion with Christ at the end of time.
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 Liturgical Year
The Christian calendar year or the liturgical year is a calendar which divides the entire year into different thematic seasons.
It is a structured approach of worship throughout the entire year, celebrating the mysteries of the Lord's birth, life, death, and resurrection.
The Western Christian Liturgical calendars are based on the cycle of the Roman or Latin rite of the Catholic Church.
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 The Liturgical Year
Many liturgical texts and rites point to this incarnational reality: the events celebrated are neither exclusively past nor future events.
The liturgical season of Lent lasts for 40 weekdays in remembrance of the 40 days and nights that Christ spent fasting in the desert, tempted by Satan.
They can be designated as solemnities, which have the highest rank in the liturgical calendar, and memorials, a simpler remembrance of a person or event.
www.eriebenedictines.org /praywithus/liturgicalyear.html   (915 words)

 The Liturgical Year   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once a year at Easter, the Church honours Christ's passion, death and resurrection with the utmost solemnity: The Triduum Sacram Paschalis (The Sacred Easter Triduum).
The Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.
The weekdays from 17th to 24th December, which serve to prepare more directly for the Lord's birth, always have their own liturgical texts so it is the weekdays in the middle of Advent whose liturgical texts come and go with the lengthening and shortening of Advent each year.
www.sacredliturgy.ie /liturgicalyear.html   (1084 words)

 Office of Worship - The Catholic Diocese of Richmond
During the different seasons of the liturgical year, the church, in accord with traditional discipline, carries out the formation of the faithful by means of devotional practices, both interior and exterior, instruction, and works of penance and mercy.
The liturgical calendar arranges the celebrations of the liturgical year, beginning with the first Sunday of Advent and concluding on the Saturday after the Solemnity of Christ the King.
These and the Liturgical Calendar for the Dioceses of the Unites States are the basis for the Ordos published by the various dioceses and religious congregations.
www.richmonddiocese.org /worship/liturgical/index.htm   (515 words)

 The Liturgical Year
Pope Pius XII made it clear that the liturgical year is neither a lifeless representation of past events, nor a record of a former age.
Although apparently linear or circular, the liturgical year is neither, rather, one ought to think of it as a spiral which winds the Body of Christ closer to the Creator, day by day, year by year.
The liturgical year consists of two parallel cycles: the Temporal cycle (Feasts of Christ) and the Sanctoral cycle (Feasts of the Saints).
www.res-dbq.org /html_files/liturgy/liturgical_year.htm   (1907 words)

 Liturgical Calendar & the Liturgy of the Hours
The Liturgy of the Hours follows the same liturgical calendar as that used for Mass and so the day of the Liturgical Year celebrated at Mass will be celebrated in that day's office as well.
Sundays are the core of the Church's liturgical year.
From very early in her history the church began the celebration of major feasts with prayer on the evening before, and so one mark of the most important celebrations in the Church's calendar today is this extended liturgical day.
www.fdlc.org /Liturgy_Resources/Liturgy_of_the_Hours6.htm   (1977 words)

 The Liturgical Commission
The liturgical year as we know it is the result of a long process of development.
The new liturgical year is beginning just as many other things are coming to an end — students doing exams as the academic year finishes, many industries preparing for the Christmas/New Year shutdown, arts organisations holding final performances for 2004, etc.
However, the liturgical year is never simply a biography of Jesus of Nazareth or a celebration of past events in the story of the church.
www.litcom.net.au /liturgy_lines/displayarticle.php?llid=340   (514 words)

 Liturgical Year Lecture
You get it all in a liturgical year, blood and guts, puns, romance, hymns and homilies… and most importantly a time with God… it’s never the same thing twice, and it’s all there to help you pray deeper and fall further in love with your Creator.
During Advent we remember the years the people of Israel waited for the Messiah, the foretelling by the prophets, and how Mary and Joseph were faithful to God’s plan.
In the context of the liturgical year the term "ordinary" does not mean "average or boring." Ordinary here means "not seasonal." Ordinary Time is the Liturgical Year lying outside the seasons of Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas.
www.mercifulredeemer.org /liturgical_year.htm   (2672 words)

 Practices of Faith: Liturgical Colors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the 20th century, the ecumenical Liturgical Movement prompted the rediscovery of ancient Christian ritual—including the traditional colors of the Western church.
This longest season of the liturgical year is a continuation of the "Time of the Church" that began on the Sunday after Epiphany.
Black for centuries was the traditional color for funerals, but in the past fifty years many liturgical churches have preferred to use White or Gold—the colors of Easter and therefore of Resurrection hope.
www.ucc.org /worship/colors.htm   (1443 words)

 The Liturgical Year   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sequence of the Liturgical year is designed to help Catholics relive the events of salvation in small doses.
The Liturgical Year is the Church's annual remembrance of the events of the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Hence the lasts Sunday of the year is observed as the Feast of Christ the King.
www.rc.net /seattle/staugustine/rcia/Catechumenate04.html   (1500 words)

Therefore the Easter triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.
The arrangement for celebrating the liturgical year is governed by the calendar: the General Calendar, for use in the entire Roman Rite, or a particular calendar, for use in a particular Church or in families of religious.
The cycle of the liturgical year should stand out with its full preeminence, but at the same time the celebration of the saints should not be permanently impeded.
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 Church of the Resurrection of Illinois - Resource Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Worship based on the liturgical calendar is a re-presentation, in our own day, of those saving acts of God to which the Scriptures testify.
In time, the liturgical calendar of the Western church became crowded with special days commemorating saints and martyrs of the faith —; so much so that the presentation of the Gospel was muted.
Over the centuries, the seasons of the Christian year came to be marked by the use of particular fabrics or colors for the paraments or antependia (hangings on altars, lecterns, etc.) and vestments (special garb worn by clergy and other worship leaders).
www.churchrez.org /liturgical_year.htm   (1479 words)

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