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Christian year no images copyright issues
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an introduction to the Christian year

an introduction to the Christian year

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  • 1. The Seasons of the Christian Year © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from images.google.com or office.com
  • 2. The Christian year begins with the season of Advent. The exact day of the first day of Advent changes with each year. The first Sunday of Advent is four weeks before Christmas. This year, Advent began on December 2, 2012. The colors of advent are royal blue or purple. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013
  • 3. Contrary to the department stores who bring out Christmas decor in September, the ChristianChristmas season begins on December 25. Also contrary to popular culture, the Christian color for Christmas is white, not red or green. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013
  • 4. The days from December 25 to January 6 are known as the 12 Days of Christmas. These dates are the same every year. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 5. The season of Epiphany begins January 6 withthe celebration of the visit of the Wise Men. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013Green is the color of Epiphany images from microsoft office
  • 6. In some countries and cultures, gift exchanges take place on this date.It is known as the Twelfth day of Christmas. Epiphany ends with Ash Wednesday. This year the season of Epiphany is January 6- February 12, 2012 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from images.google.com or office.com
  • 7. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras February 12, 2013 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 8. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras February 12, 2013The colors ofMardi Gras And purple for Lentare green forEpiphany As sort of a bridge between the two seasons © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 9. Fat Tuesday or Mardi GrasCarnival is Latin forremoval of meat February 12, 2013Mardi Gras is French for FatTuesday.It is one last hurrah beforethe fasting and repentance ofLent.Mardi Gras is one of themain reasons whyProtestants stoppedobserving the ChristianYear. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 10. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of theSeason of Lent, this year Feb. 13,The oldest Christian season according toChristian tradition, dating back to the fourthcentury A.D. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 11. Ash Wednesday begins with a service about Repentanceand commitment.Sometimes Christians are invited to ‘give up something,’which is a form of fasting.Ashes made from the last year’s Palm branches from PalmSunday are burnt, mixed with oil and placed in the sign of across on peoples’ foreheads. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from images.google.com or office.com
  • 12. Thus begins, Lent, the oldestChristian season.It began as a 40 day preparationfor candidates who would bebaptized on Easter.Lent’s color is purple. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from images.google.com or office.com
  • 13. The dates of Lent change depending on the date of Easter each year.This year Lent is February 13 to March 30 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 14. Passion Week or Holy weekPassion is from the Latin, paschal, which meanssuffering.The last week of Lent.This year March 24-31, 2013
  • 15. Passion Week or Holy weekHoly Week begins with Palm Sunday.Remembering Jesus’ entryinto Jerusalem on the backof a donkey.The people waved Palm branches like they wouldfor a king. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 16. Maundy Thursday (Thursday of Holy Week)From the Latin maundy, “Commandment.” Jesus sat at the Last Supper with the disciples and said,“A New Commandment I give you that you love oneanother.”On this day we remember that Last Supper. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 17. Maundy ThursdayA Maundy Thursday service usually celebrates theLord’s Supper and foot washing. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 18. Good Friday will takeplace March 28 thisyear.This is theremembrance of thecrucifixion of Jesus.The color is black fordarkness. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 19. Church observances ofHoly Week remind usthat we are in thecrowd that criedHosanna on HolyWeek.And we are in the samecrowd that criedCrucify Him five dayslater. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 20. Easter Sunday The celebration of theResurrection of Jesus Christ March 30, 2013 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 21. Easter Sunday Easter’s colors are gold and white.It is the highest holiest day of the year. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 22. Easter SundayWhy does the date of Easter change every year? Its complicated © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 23. The Season of EasterThe 50 days following Easter until Pentecost Sunday.March 31-May 18, 2012 The color is white.Also called ‘Eastertide’ © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 24. Pentecost50 days after Easter. This year May 19, 2013. Color is Red. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 25. PentecostCelebratesthecoming ofthe HolySpiritAnd the © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  • 26. Ordinary Time Pentecost to Advent Color is Green.Emphasis on Christian Growth Yates 2013 © Kelly Diehl images from microsoft office

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