The Seasons of the Christian Year               © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013               images from images.google.com      ...
The Christian year begins with the season of Advent.     The exact day of the first day of Advent              changes wit...
Contrary to the department   stores who bring out    Christmas decor in September, the ChristianChristmas season begins on...
The days from December 25 to January 6            are known as the          12 Days of Christmas.  These dates are the sam...
The season of Epiphany begins January 6 withthe celebration of the visit of the Wise Men.                                 ...
In some countries and cultures,     gift exchanges take place on this date.It is known as the Twelfth day of Christmas.   ...
Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras    February 12, 2013                        © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013                        imag...
Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras                    February 12, 2013The colors ofMardi Gras                              And pur...
Fat Tuesday or Mardi GrasCarnival is Latin forremoval of meat                     February 12, 2013Mardi Gras is French fo...
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of theSeason of Lent, this year Feb. 13,The oldest Christian season according toChristia...
Ash Wednesday begins with a service about Repentanceand commitment.Sometimes Christians are invited to ‘give up something,...
Thus begins, Lent, the oldestChristian season.It began as a 40 day preparationfor candidates who would bebaptized on Easte...
The dates of Lent change depending on the date of Easter each year.This year Lent is February 13 to March 30              ...
Passion Week or Holy weekPassion is from the Latin, paschal, which meanssuffering.The last week of Lent.This year March 24...
Passion Week or Holy weekHoly Week begins with Palm Sunday.Remembering Jesus’ entryinto Jerusalem on the backof a donkey.T...
Maundy Thursday (Thursday of Holy Week)From the Latin maundy, “Commandment.” Jesus sat at the Last Supper with the discipl...
Maundy ThursdayA Maundy Thursday service usually celebrates theLord’s Supper and foot washing.                            ...
Good Friday will takeplace March 28 thisyear.This is theremembrance of thecrucifixion of Jesus.The color is black fordarkn...
Church observances ofHoly Week remind usthat we are in thecrowd that criedHosanna on HolyWeek.And we are in the samecrowd ...
Easter Sunday     The celebration of theResurrection of Jesus Christ            March 30, 2013                © Kelly Dieh...
Easter Sunday     Easter’s colors are gold and white.It is the highest holiest day of the year.                           ...
Easter SundayWhy does the date of Easter change                       every year?                  Its complicated        ...
The Season of EasterThe 50 days following     Easter until   Pentecost Sunday.March 31-May 18, 2012  The color is white.Al...
Pentecost50 days after Easter.     This year  May 19, 2013.   Color is Red.        © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013        images ...
PentecostCelebratesthecoming ofthe HolySpiritAnd the        © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013        images from microsoft office
Ordinary Time      Pentecost to        Advent    Color is Green.Emphasis on Christian Growth Yates 2013                   ...
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  1. 1. The Seasons of the Christian Year © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from images.google.com or office.com
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras February 12, 2013 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. Maundy ThursdayA Maundy Thursday service usually celebrates theLord’s Supper and foot washing. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  18. 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. 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. 20. Easter Sunday The celebration of theResurrection of Jesus Christ March 30, 2013 © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  21. 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. 22. Easter SundayWhy does the date of Easter change every year? Its complicated © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  23. 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. 24. Pentecost50 days after Easter. This year May 19, 2013. Color is Red. © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  25. 25. PentecostCelebratesthecoming ofthe HolySpiritAnd the © Kelly Diehl Yates 2013 images from microsoft office
  26. 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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