Church year
Christian Festivals • Liturgical Year
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
year, liturgical
year, liturgical. In the W. the Christian year is based on the week and the two festivals of *Easter and *Christmas. Easter, by its Passover connection, forms a link with the Jewish liturgical calendar, which is lunar; Christmas was fixed on 25 Dec. by the 4th cent., coinciding with the winter solstice
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Church Year
Church Year. (Christian Year; Ecclesiastical Year.) Our Lord and his disciples kept the Jewish feasts, and after his Ascension his followers continued to observe them. It was impossible for them to keep the Passover and the day of Pentecost without commemoration of the fulfilment of these Old Testament
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Year (Ecclesiastical).—The ecclesiastical or liturgical year is the regular return in the course of a year of the days, more especially appointed for worship, with the time of preparation (Advent, Lent, etc.) and their sequels (Octaves, Sundays after Epiphany, after Easter, after Pentecost). The ecclesiastical
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Liturgical Year
liturgical year. The annual cycle of seasons, *holy days, *feasts and *fasts for the Christian church. Fixed observances are set according to the dates of the secular calendar, and movable feasts, in the main, are set by the astronomically determined date of *Easter. EC calendars may differ from WC in
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Church Year
CHURCH YEAR Although the dates of observance and specific practices of the Christian festivals developed over the centuries, the major festivals all center on the life of Christ. As the church grew and the need for ordered worship increased, the need for focusing on the central affirmations at the heart
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Liturgical Year
LITURGICAL YEARI. The primitive nucleus of EasterII. Development of the Easter cycleIII. The Christmas feasts and cycleIV. Ordinary time.The point of departure of the liturgical year is the death of Jesus on a Friday, and his resurrection on “Sunday.” The “the Lord’s day” thus became the oldest