ecclesiastical calendar


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Noun1.ecclesiastical calendar - a calendar of the Christian year indicating the dates of fasts and festivals
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
Holy Week, Passion Week - the week before Easter
Advent - the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
Shrovetide - immediately preceding Lent
Lent, Lententide - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek - Christian holiday; the week beginning on Whitsunday (especially the first 3 days)
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To confuse the matter slightly the tax year in the UK actually starts on April 6, which reflects the old ecclesiastical calendar.
Disputes between the churches also arose over rituals, the ecclesiastical calendar, the use of unleavened or leavened bread in the celebration of the Eucharist, the question about whether clergy should marry, and what the creed should include.
In the ecclesiastical calendar St Barnabas Day (June 11) was traditionally the day haymaking would commence, but it has been discovered that this is also the day gooseberry growers begin to thin their crops with the aim of growing fewer but much larger potentially prize worthy fruits.
Consequently, the discrepancy between the ecclesiastical calendar and the astronomical reality grew.
Ash Wednesday is fixed into the ecclesiastical calendar.