church calendar

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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)
References in periodicals archive ?
For me, this "Spring" season in the Church calendar will be guided by a powerful "springtime" verse from the Bible: "Anyone who is in Christ is a New Creation; the old has passed away, the new has come.
It was Easter Sunday, and the Pakistani Taliban said Christians celebrating the holiest day in the Catholic Church calendar were the target.
Wadding used his influence to have Patrick and his March 17 feast day inserted into the church calendar.
Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour blends beer, wine, and spirits with saints' feast days and Church calendar history and thus is recommended for any interested in a blend of Church history and the art of drinking.
2 billion Catholics brought up the extremist persecution of Christians as the holiest ceremonies of the Church calendar reached a climax Sunday, when believers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
However, I question the introduction into the traditional church calendar of a new season and assigned readings appointed without dialogue.
Now the maples, oaks and cherries have shed their leaves and the trees go inward, ruminating, even as the church calendar invited us into the now-concluded season Advent, a time of expectancy.
Margaret's Church in Brotton and we come together to celebrate the special occasions in the church calendar.
The organization of the volume immediately points to both a traditional Baptist fidelity to the Bible, with the first two sections on Old and New Testament readings, and a more progressive ecumenism, as the following section acknowledges the liturgical church calendar, highlighting sermons for not only Advent and Lent, but also All Saints Day and Christ the King Sunday.
When the church calendar turns from Advent/Epiphany and Lent/ Easter to "Ordinary Time," congregational activities tick down a notch, and church professionals' continuing education opportunities spike upward.
St David's Day was raised to principal feast status in the church calendar after Henry V's success at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, reportedly in thanks to the Welsh saint for intervening on his behalf against the French (luckily David was able to repeat his kind favour for last Friday's Six Nations rugby match.

Full browser ?