The Church Sofa Guide To Church: The Church Calendar

Last week. I learnt something.

The Saturday during the Easter weekend isn’t called “Easter Saturday”. Its actually “Holy Saturday”. Well. According to the Church Calendar it is anyway… Church calendar? According to Google the church calendar could also be known as  the liturgical year, or church year.

I’m getting confused… Therefore I’m going to refer to the modern day encyclopedia of everything known as wikipedia:

The liturgical year, also known as the church year, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches which determines when feast days, including celebrations of saints, are to be observed, and which portions of Scripture are to be read either in an annual cycle or in a cycle of several years. Distinct liturgical colours may appear in connection with different seasons of the liturgical year. The dates of the festivals vary somewhat between the different churches, though the sequence and logic is largely the same.

 

Clear…?

Or have I missed something?

liturgyoffice.org.uk

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