Liturgical Calendar

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 29, The First Sunday of AdventCandle_1_w_effect_web

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, Liturgy of the Word, Rite II together with a Virtual Christmas Pageant and virtual music by the Saint Mark’s Choir and the  Canterbury Choir

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.

  •  January 6, 2021CRW_8920_web

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.

  • February 17 Ash WednesdayDSC00180_web
    • 7:30 pm, Liturgy of the Word

 

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: March 28, 2021DSC04435_web

  • March 28 –  Palm Sunday: The Entry into Jerusalem

 

The Paschal TriduumDSC03000_web

  • April 1, Maundy Thursday: The Institution of the Last Supper
  • April 2, Good Friday: The Crucifixion
  • April 3, Easter EveDSC00382_web
  • April 4, Easter Morning: The Day of Resurrection 2021

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.

  • May 23, The Day of Pentecost 2021DSC04611_web

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, May 30, 2021_MG_9319_web

 

  • The Eve of All Saints: Sunday, October 31, 2021

 

  • The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King: Sunday, November 21, 2021PICT0001_web

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