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The Church Year, 2017

Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary

These are the major dates of the Christian Church Year for 2016 - 2017,
beginning with Advent in 2016.

The Season of Advent (November 27-December 18, 2016)

First Sunday of Advent: November 27
Second Sunday of Advent: December 4
Third Sunday of Advent: December 11
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 18

The Season of Christmas (December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017

Christmas Day: December 25, 2016
First Sunday of Christmas: January 1, 2017
Holy Name: January 1, 2017

The Season of Epiphany (January 6 – February 28, 2017)

Epiphany: January 6
Baptism of Our Lord: January 8
Transfiguration (Last Sunday in Epiphany): February 26
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras: February 28

The Season of Lent (March 1 - April 9, 2017)

Ash Wednesday: March 1
First Sunday in Lent: March 5

Holy Week (April 9 - April 14 [15], 2017, including Palm/Passion Sunday)

Palm/Passion Sunday: April 9
Maundy Thursday: April 13
Good Friday: April 14
Holy Saturday: April 15

The Season of Easter (April 16 - June 4, 2017)

Easter Sunday: April 16
Ascension Day: May 25
Pentecost: June 4

Ordinary Time/Season After Pentecost (June 9 – November 29, 2014)

Trinity Sunday: June 11 (some traditions include with Pentecost)
All Saints Day: November 1
Christ the King: November 26

The Season of Advent (November 30 – December 24, 2017)

(Begins Year B)

First Sunday of Advent: December 3
Second Sunday of Advent: December 10
Third Sunday of Advent: December 17
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 24

Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year A, 2017 (2016-2017)
Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year C, 2016 (2015-2016)
Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year B, 2015 (2014-2015)
 

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