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Demonstrating Knowledge of Liturgical Year- Alessia Picarelli

What are the liturgical seasons? Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time (after the Baptism of the Lord), Lent, Easter, Ordinary time after Pentecost
What is Advent? What does it signify? Preparation for the coming of Christ. A new candle is lit on each of the four Sundays of Advent.
When does Advent fall in the year? The fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. The church year begins on the first Sunday of Advent.
What are the colours for Advent? The colours violet or purple in advent help us remember that we are preparing for the coming of Christ. Rose may be used on the third Sunday of advent and on the fourth Sunday of lent.
What is Christmas? What does it signify? The Christmas season, is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, which includes the Feast of the Holy Family, the Feast of the Mother of God and Epiphany.
When does Christmas fall in the year? After advent on December 25th. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas begin with Christmas Eve on the evening of December 24 and continue until the feast of Epiphany (January 6th) up until the Baptism of the Lord on January 13th.
What are the colours for Christmas? White is the colour of purity and new life. It is also the colour of joy and victory.
What is Ordinary Time (after the Baptism of the Lord)? What does it signify? The readings focus on Jesus’ early ministry of teaching, and healing, and the gathering of disciples. During Ordinary Time we celebrate the whole life of Christ and learn the meaning of living as his disciples.
When does Ordinary Time (after the Baptism of the Lord) fall in the year? During the season between Christmas and Lent. It is celebrated until the day before Ash Wednesday which is Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Tuesday). These celebrations often mark the end of this season. Ordinary Time resumes later in the year.
What are the colours for Ordinary Time (after the Baptism of the Lord)? The colour for Ordinary Time is green. It symbolizes life and hope.
What is Lent? What does it signify? Lent is the season of penance, renewal of Baptism, fasting, abstinence, and almsgiving for 40 days. Often people pray the Stations of the Cross.
When does Lent fall in the year? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent which continues until the Holy Thursday.
What are the colours for Lent? Violet symbolizes the suffering and mourning of Jesus' death and also symbolizes royalty and the resurrection of Jesus.
What is Easter? What does it symbolize? Easter is the most important celebration. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Readings during the Easter season focus on Jesus’ teaching after the Resurrection.
When does Easter fall in the year? Good Friday to Easter Monday. Begins Easter Sunday. The Easter season is 50 days long with the Feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, marking its end.
What are the colours for Easter? The colours for Easter are white/gold. White is a symbol of purity, light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph, and glory.
What is Ordinary Time after Pentecost? What does it symbolize? Respects the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks. It is the longest season of the liturgical year. It celebrates Christ as the King of Kings.
When does Ordinary Time after Pentecost fall in the year? It falls 49 days after Easter on a Sunday. The final Sunday of the season is the Feast of Christ the King.
What are the colours for Ordinary Time after Pentecost? The colour for Pentecost is red. It is the colour for all feasts of Apostles, except John, and for feasts associated with the martyrs of the church. Red recalls the holy spirit and is used for pentecost and for the sacrament of confirmation.
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