Seasons

Seasons in a Church’s Year

The Seasons
Advent
The First Sunday of Advent
The Second Sunday of Advent
The Third Sunday of Advent
From 17 December (O Sapientia)
begin the eight days of prayer before Christmas Day
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve
Christmas
Christmas Day – 25 December
The First Sunday of Christmas
The Second Sunday of Christmas
The days after Christmas Day until the Epiphany traditionally form a unity of days of special thanksgiving.
Epiphany
The Epiphany6 January
The Baptism of Christ – The First Sunday of Epiphany (The Second Sunday of Epiphany when 6 January is a Sunday)
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)
   2 February
Ordinary Time
This begins on the day following the Presentation
The Fifth Sunday before Lent
The Fourth Sunday before Lent
The Third Sunday before Lent
The Second Sunday before Lent
The Sunday next before Lent
Lent
Ash Wednesday
The First Sunday of Lent
The Second Sunday of Lent
The Third Sunday of Lent
The Fourth Sunday of Lent – Mothering Sunday
The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide begins)
Palm Sunday
Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday of Holy Week
Wednesday of Holy Week
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Eve
Easter
Easter Day
Monday of Easter Week
Tuesday of Easter Week
Wednesday of Easter Week
Thursday of Easter Week
Friday of Easter Week
Saturday of Easter Week
The Second Sunday of Easter
The Third Sunday of Easter
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Ascension Day
From Friday after Ascension Day
 begin the nine days of prayer before Pentecost
The Seventh Sunday of Easter – The Sunday after Ascension Day
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
Ordinary Time
This is resumed on the Monday following the Day of Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
The Thursday after Trinity Sunday may be observed as
The Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion
 (Corpus Christi)
The First Sunday after Trinity
The Second Sunday after Trinity
The Third Sunday after Trinity
The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
The Eighth Sunday after Trinity
The Ninth Sunday after Trinity
The Tenth Sunday after Trinity
The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity
The Last Sunday after Trinity
Dedication Festival – The First Sunday in October or The Last Sunday
after Trinity, if date unknown
All Saints’ Day1 November
The Sunday between 30 October and 5 November
 may be kept as All Saints’ Sunday or as:
The Fourth Sunday before Advent
The Third Sunday before Advent
The Second Sunday before Advent
Christ the King – The Sunday next before Advent