In ancient times before calendars were common, most people did not know the dates for the upcoming Liturgical year. Therefore on Epiphany Sunday, the upcoming dates were announced. After the singing of the Gospel, the Deacon, in keeping with an ancient practice of Holy Church, would proclaim from the ambo the moveable feasts of the current year.I will skip the singing and simply share with you, in the format prescribed, the dates for your calendar!
Know, my dear sisters and brothers that as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our Savior.On the Fifth day of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the Twentieth day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.On the Twenty-Ninth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the Eighth day of June the feast of Pentecost.On the Twenty-Second day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the Thirtieth day of November the First Sunday of Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever.Amen.
p.s. – Christmas 2014, will fall on the 25thof December!