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Saturday, October 24, 2009

No end to the year?!

I was startled yesterday when Fr. Davis observed that there would be no "Sunday Next Before Advent" this year. It's not entirely clear how this happened but it seems that, as Fr. Davis put it, our Roman brethren moved the date of the Feast of Christ the King from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in Trinitytide, and our Ordo Kalendar followed suit.

This just feels wrong. As Fr. Davis noted, that Sunday marks the end of the church year and the long quiet season of Trinitytide, preparation for the "liturgically busy" season comprising Advent, Rose/Gaudete Sunday, Christmas (all 12 days at the proper time), Epiphany, Septuagesima, Sexagesima, Quinquagesima, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Rose/Laetare Sunday, Holy Week, Good Friday, Easter Even, Easter, Rogation Sunday, Ascension and Whitsunday, finally winding down to Trinity Sunday again.

This won't change back until 2011, probably because the 2010 Ordo Kalendars have already been ordered. Fr. Davis' e-mail to the Parish notes the basis provided by our Church Propers and says:

We'd better be darned sure before we go messing with a system that has basically shaped the lives of Christians from the time of the Ss. Bede and Anselm to Julian of Norwich and C.S. Lewis (just to name a few Anglicans over the past two millennia).
I agree.


  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger The Miller Menagerie said…

    I shot Father D an email last night to let him know that our Anglican Parishes Association Ordo Kalendar has Christ the King on Oct. 25th. We've used this at home for the last 5 years and are IN LOVE with it. There have been years with beautiful icon-style artwork, another year included gem-encrusted finery (bishop's rings, chalices, etc), this year's theme can be viewed at the APA link I just posted. I LOVE their Kalendars!!!!


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