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The Liturgical Year

  1. 1. The Liturgical Year
  2. 2. Since Christ’s life and sacrifice are such a TREMENDOUS, INFINITE REALITY, we cannot grasp them all at once.
  3. 3. The CHURCH resents Christ's life and sacrifice in PARTS, so we can LIVE THEM OUT EVENT by EVENT .
  4. 4. The Liturgical Year  The Way we RE LIVE each of the great events of Christ’s life.  The Way the Church each year TEACHES us by LIVING THEM AGAIN, through a cycle of seasons and feasts.
  5. 5. The Liturgical year  Begins with the First Sunday of ADVENT – the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends with the Feast of CHRIST THE KING.
  6. 6. The Liturgical Year Each Mass has an ordinary or unchanging parts as a proper or unchanging parts tat varies to the liturgical year.
  7. 7. The Liturgical year   We actually relive, with Christ, the events of His life, death and resurrectionhelps us celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This is called the paschal mystery.
  8. 8. The Liturgical Cycle    Paschal mystery is celebrated through specific seasons. There are five specific seasons in the Church’s calendar: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter.
  9. 9. CHRIST IS PRESENT IN EACH MASS. We actually take part in the great events of is Life. CHRIST is present in a special way at each feast, communicating something to us each time.
  10. 10. The Liturgical Year  Throughout the liturgical year of the Church brings before us God’s WORD –the BIBLE.
  11. 11. The Liturgical Year A THREE YEAR cycle of Sunday Scripture readings brings before us all the significant parts of the Bible and the most significant for our salvation recur each year.
  12. 12. The Liturgical Year
  13. 13. Liturgical Year  The Liturgical year is the cycle of events called PROPER OF THE SEASONS: Two 92) seasons built around the are CHRISTMAS and EASTER.
  14. 14. The Liturgical Year   The Scripture readings, prayers are PROPER to the season. Each feast has a season of preparation, the central feast itself with its minor feast, and a continuation or prolongation of the spirit of feast. Each season has different religious practices, and symbols .
  15. 15. The Liturgical Year
  16. 16. The Liturgical Year ADVENT and CHRISTMAS SEASON
  17. 17. The Liturgical Year Preparation during Advent : The Church begins on late November or early December with these four Sundays before Christmas (PURPLE vestments).
  18. 18. The Liturgical Year Through PRAYER, REFLECTION, and SELF-DISCIPLINE we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ- the Scriptures readings are mainly from the prophets who foresaw the Messiah. We also look forward to His Second coming-the Scriptures continues this theme from November.
  19. 19. The Liturgical Year CELEBATION- Christmas December 25. We rejoice that God has come among us and we have been born with Him into the new eternal life of grace (WHITE or GOLD vestments)
  20. 20. The Liturgical Year HOLY FAMILY Sunday between Christmas and January 1
  21. 21. The Liturgical Year Feast of Mary, Mother of God January 1 Octave, a celebration eight days after Christmas- a day to pray for world peace.
  22. 22. The Liturgical Year Feast of EPIPHANY on January 6 the Sunday between January 2 and January 8 on which we celebrate the cal of Gentiles to follow Christ.
  23. 23. The Liturgical Year Continuation - Sundays in Ordinary Time leading up to Lent (GREEN vestments)
  24. 24. The Liturgical Year Feast of BAPTISM of the LORD the Sunday after January 6 – the beginning of Christ ministry among us with his first Miracle at Cana.
  25. 25.  During the Sundays in Ordinary Time we go through the one of the four gospels, roughly in sequence using the three year cycle to bring before us the words and action of Jesus’ life and ministry
  26. 26. The Liturgical Year Cycle A- MATTHEW; Cycle B- MARK; Cycle C- LUKE 9read in years divisible by three, such 1998; john’s Gospel is mostly reserved for the season of Lent and Easter
  27. 27. The Liturgical Year Cycle A- MATTHEW; Cycle B- MARK; Cycle C- LUKE 9read in years divisible by three, such 1998; John’s Gospel is mostly reserved for the season of Lent and Easter
  28. 28. The Liturgical Year EASTER SEASON
  29. 29. The Liturgical Year Preparation during Lent – begins Ash Wednesday until Easter
  30. 30. The Liturgical Year Through this time of special prayer, fasting, and voluntary self-discipline, we do penance for our sins, trying to die to selfishness, greed and self-indulgence.
  31. 31. FORTY signifies a sufficiently a long period of time- In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights as Israel had wondered in the desert for forty days.
  32. 32. Before Samson’s deliverance, Israel served the Philistines for 40 years (Judges 13:1).
  33. 33. Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16).
  34. 34. When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:8).
  35. 35. Forty days the period the  was from Resurrection of Jesus to the Ascension of Jesus. (Acts 1:3).
  36. 36. The Gospel readings focus on repentance & rebirth. For the ELECT the 3 rd , 4 th & 5 th Sundays are from Cycle A, they center o baptismal symbolism from John’s Gospel.
  37. 37. The Liturgical Year The last Sunday of lent is Passion Sunday and we enter the Holy Week, the most important time of the year. During the Holy week we reenact in the Liturgy the
  38. 38. The Liturgical Year Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday eve-celebrates the great events of our salvation, with special services each day. It is the climax of the Church year and Human
  39. 39. The Liturgical Year EASTER SEASON
  40. 40. The Liturgical Year And as we prepare to RISE a new commitment of our life to Christ at Easter, with those being baptized.
  41. 41. The Liturgical Year ASCENCION of Christ (WHITE or GOLD vestments)
  42. 42. The Liturgical Year PENTECOST (RED vestments) 3 rd great feast of the Church-the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the Church
  43. 43. The Liturgical Year TRINITY SUNDAY celebrating the mystery that is our uniquely Christian belief about
  44. 44. The Liturgical Year The Feast of the Body and Blood celebrating is Eucharistic Presence.
  45. 45. The Liturgical Year Continuation - Sundays in Ordinary Time leading up to Advent (GREEN vestments)
  46. 46. The Liturgical Year Now we return to the weekly cycle readings begun before Lent. These are some 24 or 26 weeks through summer and fall. During these months we follow the words and actions of Christ, seeking to grow In love and faith.
  47. 47. The Liturgical Year CHRIST the KING Sunday
  48. 48. Permission Granted  Permission is granted for the distribution and copying of this file.  My request is for you and your family to pray the rosary for the intentions of our Pope. Thank you, Kathy rookiekay@hotmail.com

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