Christian year

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Noun1.Christian year - the year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons
holy day, religious holiday - a day specified for religious observance
twelvemonth, year, yr - a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days; "she is 4 years old"; "in the year 1920"
saint's day - a day commemorating a saint
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"Beauties of the Spectator," "Rasselas," "Economy of Human Life," "Gregory's Letters,"--she knew the sort of matter that was inside all these; the "Christian Year,"--that seemed to be a hymnbook, and she laid it down again; but Thomas a Kempis?
She read so eagerly and constantly in her three books, the Bible, Thomas a Kempis, and the "Christian Year" (no longer rejected as a "hymn-book"), that they filled her mind with a continual stream of rhythmic memories; and she was too ardently learning to see all nature and life in the light of her new faith, to need any other material for her mind to work on, as she sat with her well-plied needle, making shirts and other complicated stitchings, falsely called "plain,"--by no means plain to Maggie, since wristband and sleeve and the like had a capability of being sewed in wrong side outward in moments of mental wandering.
Casaubon, to her old companion Pascal, and Keble's "Christian Year." But to-day opened one after another, and could read none of them.
The shameful accounts we read, every week in the Christian year, my lords and gentlemen and honourable boards, the infamous records of small official inhumanity, do not pass by the people as they pass by us.
Yes, according to the World Book Encyclopedia Easter is the center of the entire season of the Christian year, and Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday some 40 days before Easter Sunday, is the best known part of the celebration.
First Congregational Church of Dundee will celebrate the most significant week in the Christian year with the Rev.
Tomorrow, we conclude our studies of the concept of love by looking at the Greek word Agape this means sacrificial love and is very appropriate at this time of the Christian year.
In his messages, Rouhani wrote, I hope that the new Christian year comes with peace and felicity for all humans, and we can create a year replete with dignity and welfare for everybody around the world through collaboration and dialogue.
Only meters away from where baby Jesus is said to be born, thousands of people made their way to Manger Square and gathered around the gigantic Christmas tree, to welcome in the holiest month of the Christian year -- December.
"We also see this as a fantastic opportunity to encourage people into their local church, which is why the link to A Church Near You is so important, particularly at key moments in the Christian year such as Easter and Christmas."
For it is at the heart of what Pope Benedict calls the essential message of the great teaching of our time, the Second Vatican Council: The center of the Christian life and of the Christian year is the Paschal Mystery, Jesus' death and rising.
In the Christian year, Lent is a time of preparation for the celebrations of Easter when we will remember that Jesus Christ died on the cross for us and that on the third day he rose again.

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