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The Church Year, 2016

Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary

These are the major dates of the Christian Church Year for 2015 - 2016,
beginning with Advent in 2015.

The Season of Advent (November 29 – December 24, 2016)

First Sunday of Advent: November 29
Second Sunday of Advent: December 6
Third Sunday of Advent: December 13
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 20

The Season of Christmas (December 25, 2015 – January 5, 2016)

Christmas Day: December 25, 2015
First Sunday of Christmas: December 27, 2015
Second Sunday of Christmas: January 3, 2015
Holy Name: January 1, 2016

The Season of Epiphany (January 6 – February 12, 2016)

Epiphany: January 6
Baptism of Our Lord: January 10
Transfiguration (Last Sunday in Epiphany): February 7
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras: February 9

The Season of Lent (February 10 – March 26, 2016)

Ash Wednesday: February 10
First Sunday in Lent: February 14

Holy Week  (March 20 - 27 [28, including Easter Sunday], 2016)

Palm/Passion Sunday: March 20
Maundy Thursday: March 24
Good Friday: March 25
Holy Saturday: March 26

The Season of Easter (March 27 – May 21, 2016)

Easter Sunday: March 27
Ascension: May 5 (observed on May 8)
Pentecost: May 15

Ordinary Time/Season After Pentecost (May 22 – November 26, 2016)

Trinity Sunday: May 22 (some traditions include with Pentecost)
All Saints Day: November 1
Christ the King: November 24

The Season of Advent (November 27 – December 24, 2016

(Begins Year A, 2017 Church Year)

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

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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