proclamation of the date of easter

As found in the Sacramentary Supplement, this is the tradtional announcement of the date of Easter to be announced on Epiphany. It comes from a time before calendars but is still important now as a reminder of how central the Easter celebration is in the life of the faithful.

Dear brothers and sisters, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return.
Through the rhythms of time and seasons
let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.
Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord:
his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial, and his rising celebrated between the evening of the 13th of April and the evening of the 16th of April.
Each Easter- as on each Sunday- the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has for ever conquered sin and death.
From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the 1st of March.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on the 28th of May.
Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter, will be celebrated on the 4th of June.
And this year, the First Sunday of Advent will be the 3rd of December.
Likewise, the pilgrim Church proclaims the passover of Christ
in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, in the feassts of the Apostles and Saints,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.
To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come, Lord of time and history,
be endless praise, for ever and ever.






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