The Proclamation of the Date of Easter 2011

It’s my blog, and I’ll participate in ancient Christian traditions from the times before iCal if I want to.

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The glory of the Lord has shown upon us, and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms of times and seasons, let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.

Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord: His Last Supper, His Crucifixion, His Burial and His Rising, celebrated between the evening of the 21st of April and the evening of the 24th of April.

Each Easter – as on each Sunday – the holy church makes present the great and saving deed by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.

From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the 9th of March.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on the 5th of June.
Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter, will be celebrated on the 12th of June.
And this year, the First Sunday of Advent will be on the 27th of November.

Likewise, the pilgrim Church proclaims the passover of Christ in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, in the feasts of the Apostles and the Saints, and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.

To Jesus Christ, who was, who is and who is to come, Lord of time and history, be endless praise, for ever and ever. Amen.

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