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Liturgical Calendar
Anno Domini 2017


All numbers in brackets, indicating page numbers, refer to the Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica, also known as the Book of Collects, Lessons and Gospels.  "Color" indicates the liturgical colors to be used in ceremony. Where "homily" appears, a written homily by the Most Rev. Steven Marshall is available for that day.

The Sunday homilies delivered by the Most Rev. Stephan A. Hoeller at the Diocesan center are now also available in high-quality video.

The Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica is available for download in pdf document format. The Liturgical Calendar, below, is also available in pdf format.

 

JANUARY

January 1

New Year's Day: White. Mass of same (p 11). [homily]

January 6

The Epiphany: White. Mass of same (p 13). [homily]
Special Service of the Epiphany to be held within the Octave or on the Vigil.
Collect and readings for Special Service of the Epiphany (p 117).

January 8

Sunday after the Epiphany: White. Mass of same (p 13).

January 15

Second Sunday after Epiphany: Green. Mass of same (p 15).

January 22

Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Green. Mass of same
Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Rosamonde (Jan. 18)
Second Collect for a Bishop, living (p 180)

January 29

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Green. Mass of same

FEBRUARY

February 2

Candlemas Day: White. Mass of same (p 119). [homily]

February 5

Sunday After Candlemas: White. Mass of Candlemas (p 119). [homily]
Blessing of candles and procession with the Most H. Sacrament. St. Blasius blessing.

February 12

Septuagesima Sunday: Red. Mass of the same (p 21).

February 19

Sexagesima Sunday: Red. Mass of the same (p 23).
Second Collect of the Day of the H. Valentinus (p 122). [homily]

February 26

Quiquagesima Sunday: Red. Mass of the same (p 25).


MARCH

March 1

Ash Wednesday: Violet. Mass of First Sunday in Lent (p 28). [homily]
Blessing and distribution of ashes.

March 5

First Sunday in Lent: Violet. Mass of the same (p 28). [homily]
Blessing and distribution of ashes may be repeated.

March 12

Second Sunday in Lent: Violet.  Mass of the same (p 30). [homily]

March 16

Montségur Day: Violet.  Mass of the same (p 124). [homily]

March 19

Third Sunday in Lent: Violet. Mass of same (p 32).
Second Collect of Montségur Day (p 124). [homily]

March 26

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Rose or Violet. Mass of the Same (p 34).
Second Collect of Tau Harmonius (p. 126).
Third Collect of the Archangel Gabriel (p. 128).
Fourth Collect of the Annunciation (p 130).

APRIL

April 2

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday): Violet. Mass of same (p 36).
Altar Cross veiled in Violet.
[Daylight Savings Begins]

April 9

Palm Sunday: Violet. Mass of same (p 38). [homily]
Altar Cross and other crosses veiled in violet.
Blessing and distribution of Palms.
Second Collect of a Bishop, living (p 180).
Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Stephanus (April 9).

April 13

Maundy Thursday: White. Mass of same (p 41).
Foot-washing Ceremony and Blessing of Holy Oils by Bishop
Procession with the Most H. Sacrament.
Altar Cross and other crosses veiled in White.

April 14

Good Friday: Black. No Eucharist is celebrated.
Special Service of Good Friday may be held. (Readings)
Altar Cross veiled in black.

April 15

Holy Saturday: Violet and White. No Eucharist is celebrated.
Blessing of Fire, of Baptismal Font and of Paschal Candle (p 43).

April 16

Festival of the Risen Light (Easter): White. Mass of same (p 45). [homily]

April 24

First Sunday after Easter (Low Sunday): White. Mass of same (p 47).[homily

April 30

The Second Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p 49)
Second Collect of the Day of the H. Mani, the Prophet. (p  132).

MAY

May 7

Third Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p 51).
Second Collect of the Holy Apostles, Philip and James ( p.134 ).

May 14

Fourth Sunday after Easter: White Mass of the same (p 53).

May 21

Fifth Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p 55).

May 25

Ascension Day: White. Mass of same (p 57). [homily]
Extinguishing of Paschal Candle.

May 28

Sunday after the Ascension: White. Mass of the Ascension (p 57).
Extinguishing of Paschal Candle may be repeated.

JUNE

June 4

Pentecost (Whitsunday): Red. Mass of same (p 59). [homily]

June 11

Trinity Sunday: White. Mass of same (p 61). [homily]

June 15

Corpus Christi: White. Mass of same (p 63). [homily]
Procession with the Most H. Sacrament.

June 18

Sunday after Corpus Christi and First Sunday after Trinity: White.
Mass of Corpus Christi  (p 63).
Second Collect of the First Sunday after Trinity (p 65).
Procession with the Most H. Sacrament permissible.

June 25

Second Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p 67).
Second Collect of the Day of the H. Archangel Uriel (p 137).
Third Collect of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (p  139).

JULY

July 2

Third Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p 69).

July 9

Fourth Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p 71).
Second Collect of the Day of Independence of the U.S.A. (p 143).

July 16

Fifth Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p 73).

July 22

Day of the H. Mary Magdalen: White. Mass of the same (p 145). [homily]

July 23

Sunday after the Day of the H. Mary Magdalen: White. Mass of the same (p 145).
Second Collect of the Sixth Sunday after Trinity (p 75).

July 30

Seventh Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same(p 77).
Second Collect of the Day of the Master Phillipe of Lyon (p 147).

AUGUST

August 6

Transfiguration of The Lord: White. Mass of same (p 148).
Second Collect of the Eighth Sunday after Trinity (p 79).

August 13

Ninth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p 81).

August 15

Assumption of the H. Sophia: White. Mass of same (p 149). [homily]

August 20

Sunday after the Assumption of the H. Sophia: White. Mass of same (p. 149). [homily]
Second Collect of the Tenth Sunday after Trinity (p 83).
Third Collect of the Holy Stephan the King (p 152).

August 27

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p 85).

SEPTEMBER

September 3

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p 87).

September 8

Descent of the H. Sophia: White. Mass of the same (p 153). [homily]

September 10 

Sunday after the Descent of the H. Sophia: White. Mass of the same (p 153).
Second Collect of the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity (p 89).

September 17  

Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p 91).

September 24 

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p 93).

September 29

Day of the H. Archangel Michael (Michaelmas): White. Mass of same (p 155).

OCTOBER

October 1

Sunday After the Day of the H. Archangel Michael : White.
Mass of same (p 155). [homily]
Second Collect of the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (p 95).

October 4

Day of the H. Francis of Assisi: White or Green. Mass of same (p 157).
Blessing of Animals may be performed.

October 8

Sunday After Holy Francis Day: White. Mass of same (p 157).
Second Collect of the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity (p 97).
Blessing of Animals may be performed.

October 13

Day of the Martyrdom of the H. Templars: Red. Mass of the same (p 159). [homily]

October 15

Sunday After Templar Day: Red. Mass of the same (p 159). [homily]
Second Collect of the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity (p 99).

October 22

Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p 101).

October 29

Sunday before All Saint's Day: White. Mass of same (p 161). [homily]
Second Collect of the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (p. 103).
[Daylight Savings Ends]

NOVEMBER

November 1

All Saint's Day: White. Mass of same (p 161). [homily]

November 2

All Soul's Day: Black. General Requiem (p 171). [homily]

November 5.

Sunday within the Octave of All Soul's Day:  
Black. General Requiem (p 171). [homily]
Second Collect of the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity (p 105).
Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Charles Harmonius II (p 180).

November 12 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p 107).

November 19

Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p 109).
Second Collect of the Gnostic Saints (p 162).

November 23

Thanksgiving Day: Green. Mass of general Thanksgiving (p 167) 

November 26 

Sunday Next before Advent: Green. Mass of same (p 115).
Second Collect of Thanksgiving Day (p 167).

DECEMBER

December 3

Advent Sunday: Violet. Mass of same (p 1). [homily]

December 10

Second Sunday in Advent: Violet. Mass of same (p 3). [homily]
Second collect of the H. Nicholas (p 163).

December 17

Third Sunday in Advent: Rose or Violet. Mass of same (p 5). [homily]

December 21

Day of the H. Apostle Thomas: Red. Mass of same (p 163).

December 22

Day of the H. Archangel Raphael: White. Mass of same (p 165).

December 24

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Violet. Mass of same (p 7).

December 25

Feast of the Nativity (The Coming of the Divine Light):
White. Mass of same (p 9). [homily]
Procession of the Most H. Sacrament at Midnight Mass.
Second Collect of General Thanksgiving (p 167).



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