Judeo Christian New Liturgical Calendar


2017



Celebration
Determining the Date
Date for 2017
Epiphany Always celebrated on January 6th
(Still subject to change in accordance to the Will of God)
6/Jan
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Always celebrated on February 2nd. The feast celebrates the Presentation of Christ in the temple at Jerusalem on the 40th day after His birth. 2/Feb
Ash Wednesday
It is observed 46 days before Resurrection Sunday - a date which is established by the beginning of the Essene Year.
22/Feb
Lent
Starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Resurrection Sunday. The 40 days of fasting from meat are all of the days in this period except for Sundays. 22/Feb - 9/Apr
Spring Equinox
Reference point - not a feast. The date and time are obtained from Astronomic calendars. 20/Mar
10:29 AM
The Beginning of the Essene Year
Reference point and a Feast Day. The Essene Year starts at sundown of the first Tuesday after the Spring Equinox and the Baptism of the Lord marks the beginning of His Ministry among men. [If the Spring Equinox happens to fall after the sundown of a calendar Tuesday, the Essene Year will start after the sundown of the Tuesday of the following week.] Sundown (1) on 21/Mar
First day of the Essene Year - the Baptism of the Lord and Rosh Hashanah Starts at sundown when the Essene Year starts (always on a Tuesday) until sundown of the following day (always Wednesday). Sundown on 21/Mar to
Sundown on 22/Mar
Annunciation
Always celebrated on March 25th because it is nine months before the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ. It can, occasionally, coincide with the first day of the Essene year.
25/Mar
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth The seventh day after the Annunciation 1/Apr
Palm Sunday
It is the Sunday before the Tuesday when Passover Meal is observed.
2/Apr
The 14th day of the Essene year
Reference point - not a feast. It is determined by adding 13 days to the first day of the Essene year. Begins on a Monday sundown and ends at sundown of the following Tuesday. Sundown on 3/Apr -
Sundown on 4/Apr
Passover Meal It is observed at sundown of the day when the 14th day of the Essene year ends.
Sundown of 4/Apr
Period of the Unleavened Bread
Period from the sundown on the Tuesday of the Passover Meal until sundown of Holy Saturday (Resurrection).
Sundown of 4/Apr -
Sundown of 8/Apr
Yom Kippur
(atonement and repentance)
Period from sundown on the Tuesday of the Passover Meal until 3 PM of Holy Friday.
Sundown of 4/Apr -
7/Apr 3PM
Holy Thursday
Memorial of the Crucifixion. It is the Thursday of the week when the Passover Meal is observed.
6/Apr
Holy Friday
Solemnity of the time when Jesus released His Spirit to the Father - 3 PM on the Friday of the week when the Passover Meal is observed. 7/Apr
3:00 PM
Holy Saturday
It is the Saturday of the week when the Passover Meal is observed. After the sundown on Holy Saturday the celebration of the Resurrection commences.
8/Apr
Sukkot These are seven days: From sundown of Holy Saturday (Resurrection) until the sundown of the following Saturday - the Saturday prior to Sunday of Divine Mercy. In this period the Exodus - the freedom from slavery - is memorialized.
Sundown of 8/Apr -
Sundown of 15/Apr
Easter/Resurrection Sunday
The Sunday immediately following the celebration of the Passover Meal on the prior Tuesday. 9/Apr
Divine Mercy Sunday and Eight Day after Sukkot
The Sunday following Easter/Resurrection Sunday. Which also is the eighth day after Sukkot [Numbers 29:35]
16/Apr
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
It is celebrated 40 days after Holy Saturday. It always falls on a Thursday. 18/May
Christ the King Sunday
(New Convention) It is to be celebrated on the Sunday that follows Ascension Thursday and before Pentecost Sunday.
21/May
Pentecost Sunday and   Shavuot
It is celebrated 50 days after Holy Saturday.
Shavuot: Celebrates the delivery of the Ten Commandments by God to Moses.
28/May
Holy Trinity Sunday
The Sunday following Pentecost Sunday. 4/Jun
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ The Sunday following Holy Trinity Sunday. 11/Jun
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
It is celebrated on the second Friday after Holy Trinity Sunday.
16/Jun
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
It is celebrated on the Saturday immediately following the celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
17/Jun
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Always celebrated on July 16th
16/Jul
Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ Always celebrated on August 6th
6/Aug
Feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven Always celebrated on August 15th
15/Aug
Exaltation of the Cross Always celebrated on September 14th 14/Sep
Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima Always celebrated on October 13th 13/Oct
First Sunday of Advent Reference point - not a feast. It is the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. 3/Dec
Christmas Day
and
 Chanukkah
Always celebrated on December 25th.
Chanukkah: Celebrates the miraculously illuminated Menorah of the rededicated Jewish Temple for eight consecutive days
25/Dec

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(1) For calculation purposes "Sundown" has been assumed to be at 6 P.M. in every case.
(2) Calendar 2017 January - June
(3) Calendar 2017 July - December