Liturgical Calendar 2015-2016

The Seasons of the Church Year Begin with Advent

and Conclude with the Last Sunday after Pentecost

Click on the links below to go directly to each season

–  or scroll down to travel through the liturgical seasons…

 

Advent        Christmas        Epiphany        Lent        Holy Week and Easter        Pentecost

The Season of Advent

God’s people anticipate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day through the four Sundays of Advent and look for His return in glory. The First Sunday of Advent begins the Christian year.

  • November 27, The First Sunday of AdventCandle_1_w_effect_web
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 10:30 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir

The Season of Advent continues through the month of December until Christmas Eve

Christmas

From the angel’s message of peace to the shepherds 2000 years ago to our own broken world of today God’s message of hope and grace begins anew for each generation._MG_9338_web

  • December 24, Christmas Eve
    • 5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist with Nativity Pageant and Canterbury Choir
    • 10:30 pm, Carols for Choir and Congregation with Saint Mark’s Choir
    • 11:00 pm, Christmas Eve – Solemn Holy Eucharist with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • December 25, Christmas Day
    • 10:30 am, Holy Eucharist

Christmastide continues until the Epiphany.

The Season of the Epiphany

Behold! Christ’s Light shines into the world as the Good News of God is made manifest to all of creation.

The First Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord: January 8, 2017CRW_8920_web

    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 10:30 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir
    • 5:00 pm, A Service of Light in the Taizé Tradition

The Season of Epiphany continues until Ash Wednesday.

The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent is a time of spiritual preparation for the events of Holy Week and Easter.

  • March 1 Ash WednesdayDSC00180_web
    • 7:30 am, Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
    • Noon, Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
    • 7:30 pm, Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes and Saint Mark’s Choir

 

Holy Week and Easter

The great events of human salvation unfold through the crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Death is conquered and eternal life is given to all.

Palm Sunday – The Sunday of the Passion: April 9, 2017DSC04435_web

  • April 9 –  Palm Sunday: The Entry into Jerusalem
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist with distribution of Palms
    • 10:30 am, Palm Sunday: The Entry into Jerusalem. The Holy Eucharist with distribution of Palms and Saint Mark’s Choir

The Paschal TriduumDSC03000_web

  • April 13, Maundy Thursday: The Institution of the Last Supper 7:30 pm, The Holy Eucharist with Preparation for Good Friday with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • April 14, Good Friday: The Crucifixion
    • 12:00 pm, The Stations of the Cross
    • 7:30 pm, The Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from the Reserve Sacrament with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • April 15, Easter EveDSC00382_web

    • 7:30 pm, The Great Vigil of Easter With Renewal of Baptismal Vows
    • The Exultet and First Communion of Easter with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • April 16, Easter Morning: The Day of Resurrection 2017
    • 9:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Canterbury Choir and Saint Mark’s Brass
    • 11:00 am, Solemn Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir and Saint Mark’s Brass

The Easter Season continues to celebrate the Resurrection for fifty days until the Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

The gift of the Holy Spirit is given to God’s people fifty days following the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This third great feast of the year is traditionally seen as the birth day of the Christian church.

  • June 4, The Day of Pentecost 2017DSC04611_web
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 10:30 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Saint Mark’s Choir
    • 4:00 pm, Choral Evensong with Canterbury Choir

The Season of Pentecost

God’s people live out the majority of the church year in “common time” – going forth as modern day disciples of Jesus Christ and spreading the Good News to all of creation.

  • Trinity Sunday: Sunday, June 11, 2017_MG_9319_web
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 10:30 am, Choral Matins with Holy Eucharist with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • The Feast of All Saints: Sunday, November 5, 2017
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 9:00 am, In Memoriam – Saint Mark’s Memorial Garden
    • 10:30 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite II with Canterbury Choir
    • 4:00 pm, Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints with Saint Mark’s Choir
  • The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King: Sunday, November 26, 2017PICT0001_web
    • 8:00 am, The Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    • 10:30 am, Choral Eucharist with Saint Mark’s Choir

The Season of Pentecost continues until the First Sunday of Advent.