Lent, Triduum, and Easter

Lent - Triduum - Easter

 

Lent

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial.

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Lent 2019

(Text from the Feast Days Page)

6

 Ash Wednesday [*F & *A]

 Lent Starts

 St. Colette of Corbie

7

 Sts. Perpetua & Felicity

8

 St. John of God [*A]

9

 St. Dominic Savio
 St. Frances of Rome

10

First Sunday of Lent

 Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

11

St. Eulogius

12

 St. Theophanes the Chronicler

13

St. Euphrasia

 St. Roderic & Salomon

14

 St. Matilda

15

 St. Louise de Marillac [*A]

16

 St. Heribert of Cologne

17

Second Sunday of Lent

 St. Patrick

18

 St. Cyril of Jerusalem

19

 St. Joseph

20

 St. Herbert

21

 St. Nicholas of Flue

22

 Bl. Clemens August von Galen [*A]

23

 St. Turibius de Mogrovejo

24

Third Sunday of Lent

 St. Catherine of Sweden

25

 The Annunciation

26

 St. Margaret Clitherow

27

 St. Rupert of Salzburg

28

 Pope St. Sixtus III

29

2019 Florida Eucharist Congress - Day 1 [*A]

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 St. Barachisius and Jonas

30

2019 Florida Eucharist Congress - Day 2

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 St. John Climacus

31

Fourth Sunday of Lent

 St. Benjamin

 

April

1

 St. Hugh of Grenoble

2

 St. Francis of Paola
 St. Mary of Egypt

3

 St. Richard

4

 St. Isidore of Seville

5

 St. Vincent Ferrer [*A]

6

 St. William of Eskilsoe

7

Fifth Sunday of Lent

 St. John Baptist de la Salle

8

 St. Julia Billiart

9

 St. Mary Cleophas

10

 St. Fulbert

11

 St. Stanislaus
 St. Gemma Galgani

12

 St. Julius I [*A]
 St. Zeno

13

 St. Martin I

 

Holy Week

Apr. 14

Palm Sunday

 Sts. Tiburtius, Valerian, Maximus

Apr. 15

Monday of Holy Week

 Sts. Basilissa and Anastasia

Apr. 16

Tuesday of Holy Week

 St. Bernadette Soubirous
 St. Bendict Joseph Labre

Apr. 17

Wednesday of Holy Week

 St. Stephen Harding

 End Lent

 

Triduum

Easter TriduumHoly Triduum, or Paschal Triduum, or The Three Days, is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Holy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. It recalls the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, as portrayed in the canonical Gospels.

 

Triduum 2019

(Text from the Feast Days Page)

Holy Triduum Starts

Apr. 18

 Holy Thursday *8

 (Only the Chrism Mass and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper can be said on Holy Thursday.)

 {St. Apollonius the Apologist}

Apr. 19

 Good Friday *8

 (No Mass on Good Friday. Good Friday Service is held.)

 {St. Leo IX}

Apr. 20

 Holy Saturday *8

 (No Mass on Holy Saturday. Until the Easter Vigil.)

 {St. Agnes of Montepulciano}

 Easter Starts at the Easter Vigil.

Apr. 21

 Easter Sunday

 Easter Sunday

 (Easter starts at the Easter Vigil. The Easter Season goes on till Pentecost)

 Holy Day of Obligation *1 *2 *4 *5 *6 *8 

 {St. Anselm}

 Holy Triduum Ends

 

Easter

Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

Eastertide (also called the Easter Season as well as Easter Time) is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.

It is celebrated as a single joyful feast, indeed as the "great Lord's Day".Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter, and, after the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, while the whole fifty-day period concludes with Pentecost Sunday.

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Easter 2019

 

(Text from the Feast Days Page) 

Apr. 21

 Easter Sunday

 Easter Sunday

 (Easter starts at the Easter Vigil. The Easter Season goes on till Pentecost)

 Holy Day of Obligation *1 *2 *4 *5 *6 *8 

 {St. Anselm}

 Holy Triduum Ends

22

 Monday in the Octave of Easter

 St. Opportuna

23

 Tuesday in the Octave of Easter

 St. George
 St. Adalbert of Prague

24

 Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

 St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

25

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

 St. Mark

26

 Friday in the Octave of Easter

 St. Marcellinus

27

 Saturday in the Octave of Easter

 St. Zita of Lucca

28

 Divine Mercy Sunday

 Second Sunday of Easter

 St. Gianna Beretta Molla
 St. Louis de Montfort
 St. Peter Chanel

29

 St. Catherine of Siena

30

 St. Pius V

 

May

1

 Joseph the Worker

2

St. Athanasius

3

 St. Philip
 St. James the Lesser

4

 St. Godehard of Hildesheim

5

 Third Sunday of Easter

 St. Hilary of Arles

6

 St. Eadbert

7

 St. John of Beverley

8

 St. Peter of Tarantaise

9

St. Pachomius

10

 St. Antonius of Florence
 St. Damien of Molokai

11

 St. Francis of Girolamo

12

 Fourth Sunday of Easter

 St. Pancras

13

 Our Lady of Fatima 
 St. John the Silent

14

 St. Matthias

15

 St. Isidore the Farmer

16

 St. Simon Stock
 St. Margaret of Cortona

17

 St. Paschal Baylon

18

 St. John I

 (St. John Paul II's Birthday!)

19

 Fifth Sunday of Easter

 St. Celestine V
 St. Crispin of Viterbo

20

 St. Bernardine of Siena

21

 St. Godric of Finchale

22

 St. Rita of Cascia

23

 St. John Baptiste de Rossi

24

 St. Vincent of Lerins

25

 St. Bede
 St. Madeline Sophie Barat
 St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

26

 Sixth Sunday of Easter

 St. Philip Neri

27

 St. Augustine of Canterbury

28

 St. Germanus

29

 St. Maximinus of Trier

30

 The Ascension of the Lord  (Holy Day of Obligation in some places. In others it is transferred to the next Sunday)

 St. Joan of Arc

31

 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin

 

June

1

 St. Justin

2

 Seventh Sunday of Easter Solemnity(Ascension Sunday If transferred)

 Sts. Marcellinus & Peter

3

 Sts. Charles Lwanga, Joseph Mkasa, Martyrs of Uganda
 St. Clotilde

4

 St. Francis Caracciolo

5

 St. Boniface

6

 St. Norbert

7

 St. Robert of Newminster

8

 St. Medard

9

 Pentecost Sunday Solemnity

 St. Ephrem of Syria

 

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