Electronic Prayer Book

The Christian Calendar

This calendar is based on that provided by the Fraternity of St Peter. We recommend you either print their calendar or this one and enter relevant dates by referring to their’s on-line. It is worth having your own copy of a liturgical calendar – it makes following the year very straight forward. You will quickly become adept at using it.

In terms of following the calendar here are a few tips.

1.  Advent always begins the 4th Sunday before 25 December.
     This will take you through without having to check anything
     until the days after Christmas.

2.  From then till 6th January you will need to check out the
     sequence of days which vary a little each year.

3.  From Epiphany you follow the EPB through till
     Septuagessima Sunday.

4.  Then you follow through to Ash Wednesday and are on a
     “conveyor belt” through Lent, Easter, to Ascension and
     Pentecost.

5.  You simply follow Sundays after Pentecost through until the
     last which is always the one before Advent Sunday. (see 1, above)

6.  If the calendar provided by the Fraternity of St. Peter indicates
     some festival on a Sunday which is not on our list, these are
     alternative options, but it is perfectly acceptable to use what is
     provided in our Prayer Book. It is easy to keep on track by
     looking at thew Sundays before or after a particular date.

Thus the only “awkward” time to be careful of is the days from
26 December to 14 January.

Check these carefully on the calendar. 

       

Date

Sundays of the Christian Year

Date

Other Special Celebrations

 

Recommendation: Either click on Fraternity of St Peter to check where the Church Year is at; or enter dated in the left column.

   
 

First Sunday in Advent

 

 

 

Second Sunday in Advent

 

 

 

Third Sunday in Advent

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday in Advent

 

 

     

Christmas Day [25 December]

 

The Sunday after Christmas

 

The Holy Innocents [28 December]

       

 

 

 

The Epiphany of the Lord
[Nearest Sunday]

 

 

Holy Family
(See Note 1)

 

The Octave Day of Christmas
[Eight days after the Nativity]

Holy name of Jesus
[Between 1 and 6 January]

The Epiphany of the Lord
[6 January or nearest Sunday]

 
The Baptism of the Lord

 

Second Sunday after Epiphany#
(See Note 2)

 

 

 

Third Sunday after Epiphany

   
 

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

   
 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

   
 

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

   
 

Septuagesima

   

 

Sexagesima

 

Presentation in the Temple
[2 February]

 

Quinquagesima

 

 
  

 

 

Ash Wednesday

[Beginning of Lent] 

 

First Sunday in Lent 

   
 

Second Sunday in Lent 

   
 

Third Sunday in Lent

   
 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

   
 

Passion Sunday in Lent

   
 

Palm Sunday

   

 

[Start of Holy Week]

 

          Holy Week

 

 

 

          Holy Monday

 

 

 

          Holy Tuesday

 

 

 

          Holy Wednesday

 

 

 

          Holy Thursday

 

 

 

          Good Friday

 

 

 

          Holy Saturday

 

 Easter Sunday

 

          Octave of Easter

 

 [Start of Easter Octave]

 

          Easter Monday

 

 

 

          Easter Tuesday

     

          Easter Wednesday

     

          Easter Thursday

 

   

          Easter Friday

   

 

          Easter Saturday

          Into Low Sunday after Easter   

 

Low Sunday after Easter

Second Sunday after Easter

Third Sunday after Easter

Fourth Sunday after Easter

Fifth Sunday after Easter

Sunday within the
Octave of the Ascension

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Ascension of the Lord 

 

Pentecost Sunday

 

        

 

[Start of Pentecost]

 

          Octave of Pentecost

     

          Pentecost Monday

     

          Pentecost Tuesday

     

          Pentecost Wednesday

     

          Pentecost Thursday

     

          Pentecost Friday

     

          Pentecost Saturday

   

 

         

 

Trinity Sunday * (See Note 1)

 

         

 

Second Sunday after Pentecost # (See Note 2)

 

          Corpus Christi 

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost

 

          Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

 

          Transfiguration

 

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

 

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

 

 

 

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

   
 

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

 

Christ The King

[Last Sunday of October between 25 and 31 October]

 

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

   

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

 

   
 

Last Sunday after Pentecost

   
       
       
       
       
       
 

* Note: 1 Twice in the Church Year, namely the first Sunday After Epiphany and first Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday celebrations have been superceded by The Holy Family and Trinity Sunday respectively. However, on the weekdays following these, the ‘superceded’ Collect Prayer, as provided in the above links, is used.

 

# Note: 2. Twice in the Christian Year the Church assigns the title “Throughout the Year” or “Ordinary Time” to two periods of time. For the sake of simplicity we call these:-

- Time After Epiphany
- Time After Pentecost

Thus “Epiphany 2″ would indicate the second Sunday after Epiphany; and also can refer to the 2nd week after Epiphany. We should note that the material attached to each link under those titles is not specifically associated with either Epiphany or Pentecost.

     

 

 

Verification of Dates

The following web sites provide a liturgical calendar updated each year. We base ours on the first in the list.

1. Fraternity of St. Peter
2. Latin Mass Society
3. Traditio