Category: Holidays and the Liturgical Calendar

Also called Holy Days.
  • Commemoratio Sanctae Trinitatis
    • Morning and evening prayers from the Roman Breviary for Trinity Sunday.
  • Easter
    • Its origins, meanings and practices
  • Iam, Christe, Sol Iustitiae
    • From the 10th century, though some feel it is Ambrosian from the 6th century. This hymn is traditionally used for the ferial offices for Lauds during the weeks of Lent before Holy Week. The revsion of 1632 altered the hymn extensively with the title of the hymn becoming O Sol salutis, initimis.
  • Pentecost (Whitsunday)
    • A feast of the universal Church which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ, on the ancient Jewish festival called the "feast of weeks" or Pentecost (Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 16:10). Whitsunday is so called from the white garments which were worn by those who were baptised during the vigil; Pentecost ("Pfingsten" in German), is the Greek for "the fiftieth" (day after Easter).
  • The Ceremonies of The Holy-Week at Rome
    • By The Rt. Rev. Monsignor Baggs, Bishopo of Pella. Topics include mass, Palm Sunday, the Divine Office, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday
  • The Seasons of the Church Year
    • We keep track of time and seasons of the year by using calendars that provide us opportunities to observe, commemorate, and celebrate certain events or occasions. The changing seasons of the year also provide us with recurring opportunities to celebrate the Christian Faith in worship. The Christian church, following earlier Jewish tradition, has long used the seasons of the year as an opportunity for festivals and holidays, sacred time set aside to worship God as the Lord of life.
  • Victimae Paschali
    • Victimae Paschali is the Sequence for Easter Sunday.