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Liturgical colors & Calendar of the Church Year
"Liturgical Colors" in Episcopal worship signify our place in the Church Year. A number of parishioners choose to wear the Liturgical colors during each designated season. This information below is included for your advisement regarding that decision:
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~ Information on this page was graciously contributed by Joan McNulty
Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
Calendar of the Church Year
The calendar (BCP, pp. 15-33) orders the liturgical year of the Episcopal Church by identifying two cycles of feasts and holy days-one dependent upon the movable date of Easter Day and the other dependent upon the fixed date of Christmas, Dec. 25. Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or after Mar. 21. The sequence of all Sundays in the church year is based on the date of Easter. The date of Easter determines the beginning of the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday and the date of Pentecost on the fiftieth day of the Easter season. The Sundays of Advent are always the four Sundays before Christmas Day. The church year begins on the first Sunday of Advent.
Epiphany season and the season after Pentecost vary in length depending on the date of Easter.