4) Liturgical Season

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4) Liturgical Season

  1. 1. Liturgical Seasons THE CHURCH CALENDAR
  2. 2. The liturgical seasonsfollow the life of Jesus- from his birth, hisdeath and resurrection,his ascension and hissecond coming as King.It starts with Advent andit ends with the Feast ofChrist the King.
  3. 3. Liturgical Seasons Advent (violet) Christmas (white) Ordinary Time (green) Lent (violet)  Palm Sunday (Red)  Good Friday (Red) Easter (white)  Pentecost (Red) Ordinary Time (green)
  4. 4. Advent Season (Violet) “Advent” means “the coming The season of Advent is the preparation for the birth of the Lord. Symbol: Advent Wreath
  5. 5. Advent Wreath
  6. 6. Advent WreathMeaning of Symbols: Green leaves - life Circle – eternity Candles – Jesus Christ, the Light of the world Four candles – four Sundays of Advent Violet candles - waiting Pink candle - joy
  7. 7. Icon of Advent: John the Baptist
  8. 8. Advent Season Icon: John the Baptist  sent to announce the coming of the Lord  sent to prepare the way of the Lord  His cry is “Repent!”  The Voice crying in the wilderness  John is the Voice, Jesus Christ is the Word
  9. 9. Christmas Season
  10. 10. Christmas Season (White) Christmas Day (December 25) Symbol: The Nativity or “Belen” Octave of Christmas  (8 days, Dec 25 – Jan 1) Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God  (January 1) Ends on Sunday of the Baptism of the Lord
  11. 11. Ordinary Time (Green) Start: Monday after the Baptism of the Lord
  12. 12. Lenten Season (Violet) Start: Ash Wednesday (Fasting & Abstinence) Ash on the forehead: public expression of our sinfulness, intention to repent. End: Good Friday (Fasting & Abstinence)
  13. 13. Lenten Season (Violet) Has 6 Sundays The 6th Sunday is Palm Sunday Chrism Mass ( Holy Thursday morning) Paschal Triduum (New Passover Feast)  Three Days: passion, death & resurrection  Three Days: Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Vigil
  14. 14. The Holy Week Palm Sunday
  15. 15. Chrism Mass (Holy Thursday)
  16. 16. Washing of the Feet
  17. 17. Eucharistic Procession & Vigil
  18. 18. Veneration of the Cross
  19. 19. The Burial of Jesus
  20. 20. The Easter Vigil
  21. 21. Renewal of Baptismal Vows
  22. 22. Salubong
  23. 23. Holy Week:Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday Palm Sunday: Palm Branches Chrism Mass: Holy Oils & Renewal of the Priestly Vows Holy Thursday: Washing of the Feet & Eucharistic Vigil Good Friday: Veneration of the Cross Easter Vigil: Renew of Baptismal Vows (Paschal Candle & Water)
  24. 24. Celebration: Institution ofthe Sacraments Chrism Mass – Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick Holy Thursday – Eucharist Easter – Baptism & Reconciliation Pentecost - Confirmation
  25. 25. Easter Season (White) Start: Easter Sunday End: 8th Sunday, Pentecost Sunday Symbols:  Paschal Candle - Resurrected Christ  Baptismal Water - Gift of New Life Pentecost – Coming of the Holy Spirit , Birth of the Church
  26. 26. Ordinary Time (Green) Start: Monday after Pentecost End: Feast of Christ the King

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