Holy Days

Christian Year

Liturgical Calendar, 2017 
Date Day

Advent: Advent: November 27 – December 24, 2016
November 27 Advent 1. We prepare for Our Lord’s coming at Christmas.
November 30 Saint Andrew the Apostle.
December 21 Saint Thomas the Apostle.
 

Christmas: December 25 – January 5

December 25 The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Commonly known as Christmas. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, in grace and truth.
December 26 Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.
December 27 Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist.
December 28 The Feast of the Holy Innocents.
December 29 Saint Thomas Becket
 

2017

January 1 The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
 

Epiphany: January 6 – February 28

January 6 Epiphany. The Good News is made known to the Nations.
January 8 The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord
January 18 The Confession of St Peter the Apostle. I believe that Thou art the Christ.
January 25 Conversion of St Paul. Saul, Saul, why dost thou persecute me?
February 2 The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. Commonly known as Candlemas Day. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.
February 14 Saint Valentine
February 28 Shrove Tuesday.
 

Lent: March 1 – April 15

March 1 Ash Wednesday. Lent Begins. We are reminded of our mortalities as we prepare for Easter.
March 1 Saint David of Wales
March 17 Saint Patrick, Bishop and Missionary.
March 19 Saint Joseph.
March 25 The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary. My soul doth magnify the Lord.
April 9 Palm Sunday. The beginning of Holy Week Our Lord enters into Jerusalem. Hosanna to the Son of David.
April 13 Maundy Thursday. Our Lord institutes the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and afterwards He is arrested in the Garden of Gethsamene. Take, eat. This is my Body.
April 14 Good Friday. Our Lord is tried before Pilate, and then dies on the Cross for the redemption of the world.
April 15 Holy Saturday. Our Lord lies in the tomb, awaiting the hour of His Resurrection. After sunset comes the Great Vigil of Easter.
 

Easter: April 16 – June 3

April 16 The Feast of the Resurrection. Commonly known as Easter Sunday. He is risen, the Lord is risen indeed! The Great Fifty Days begin.
April 23 Saint George
April 25 Saint Mark the Evangelist.
May 1 Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles.
May 25 Ascension Day. Our Lord ascends into Heaven
May 31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 

Pentecost: June 4 – December 2

June 4 The Day of Pentecost. Also known as Whitsunday. The Holy Spirit descends on the disciples. He has sent us a comforter.
June 11 Trinity Sunday. The Trinity season begins and lasts until the beginning of Advent.
June 12 Saint Barnabas the Apostle.
June 24 Saint John the Baptist.
June 29 Saints Peter and Paul.
July 1 Canada Day. ‘Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law …’
July 22 Saint Mary Magdalene.
July 25 Saint James the Apostle
August 6 Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
August 15 Saint Mary the Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
August 24 Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.
September 14 The Feast of the Holy Cross.
September 21 Saint Matthew the Evangelist and Apostle.
September 29 Saint Michael and All Angels.
October 9 Thanksgiving
October 18 Saint Luke the Evangelist.
October 23 Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr.
October 28 Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles.
October 31 All Hallow’s Eve
November 1 The Feast of All Saints. Let us all now praise famous men.
November 11 Remembrance. We will remember them.
November 26 The Feast of Christ the King
November 30 Saint Andrew the Apostle.
 

Advent: December 3 – December 24

December 3 Advent 1. We prepare for Our Lord’s coming at Christmas.
December 21 Saint Thomas the Apostle.
 

Christmas: December 25 – January 5

December 25. The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Commonly known as Christmas. The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, in grace and truth.
December 26. Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.
December 27. Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist.
December 28. The Feast of the Holy Innocents.
December 29 Saint Thomas Becket

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