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Liturgical Calendar
Anno Domini 2016


All numbers in brackets, indicating page numbers, refer to the Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica, also known as the Book of Collects, Lessons and Gospels.  "Color" indicates the liturgical colors to be used in ceremony. Where "homily" appears, a written homily by the Most Rev. Steven Marshall is available for that day.

The Sunday homilies delivered by the Most Rev. Stephan A. Hoeller at the Diocesan center are now also available in high-quality video.

The Lectionary of the Ecclesia Gnostica is available for download in pdf document format. The Liturgical Calendar, below, is also available in pdf format.


 

JANUARY

January 1

New Year's Day: White. Mass of the same. (p. 11). [homily]

January 6

The Epiphany: White. Mass of the same. (p. 13). [homily]
Special Service of the Epiphany to be held within the Octave or on the Vigil.
Collect and readings for Special Service of the Epiphany (p. 117).

January 10

Sunday of Epiphany: White. Mass of the same. (p. 13). [homily]
Special Service of the Epiphany to be held within the Octave or on the Vigil.
Collect and readings for Special Service of the Epiphany (p. 117).

January 17

Second Sunday after Epiphany: Green. Mass of the same. (p. 15).
Second Collect for a Bishop, living (p. 180).
(Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Rosamonde, Jan. 18.)

January 24

Septuagesima: Red. Mass of the same (p. 21).
Second Collect Third Sunday after Epiphany: (p. 17).

 

January 31

Sexagesima: Red. Mass of the same (p. 23).


FEBRUARY

February 2

Candlemas Day: White. Mass of the same. (p. 119). [homily]
Blessing of candles and procession with the Most H. Sacrament.
St. Blasius blessing.


February 7

Sunday after Candlemas Day: White. Mass of the same. (p. 119). [homily]
Blessing of candles and procession with the Most H. Sacrament.
St. Blasius blessing.
Second Collect for Quinquagesima (p. 25).

February 10

Ash Wednesday: Violet. Mass of the same. (p 28). [homily]
Blessing and distribution of ashes (p 27).

 

February 14

First Sunday in Lent: Violet. Mass of the same (p 28). [homily]
Blessing and distribution of ashes may be repeated (p 27).
Second Collect for day of the H. Valentinus (p. 122). [homily]

 

February 21

Second Sunday in Lent: Violet. Mass of the same. (p 30). [homily]

 

February 28

Third Sunday in Lent: Violet. Mass of the same. (p.32).


MARCH

March 6

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Rose or Violet. Mass of the same. (p. 34).


March 13

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Passion Sunday): Violet. Mass of the same. (p. 36).
Altar Cross veiled in Violet.


March 16

Montségur Day: Red.  Mass of same (p. 124). [homily]


March 20

Palm Sunday: Violet. Mass of the same. (p. 38). [homily]
Altar Cross and other crosses veiled in violet.
Blessing and distribution of Palms.
Second Collect of Montsegur Day (p.124)

 

March 24

Maundy Thursday: White. Mass of the same. (p. 41).
Foot-washing Ceremony and Blessing of Holy Oils by Bishop
Procession with the Most H. Sacrament.
Altar Cross and other crosses veiled in White.
Second Collect of the Annunciation (p. 130).
Third Collect of the Archangel Gabriel (p. 128).

 

March 25

Good Friday: Black. No Eucharist is celebrated.
Special Service of Good Friday may be held. (Readings)
Altar Cross veiled in black.

 

March 26

Holy Saturday: Violet and White. No Eucharist is celebrated.
Blessing of Fire, of Baptismal Font, and of Paschal Candle (p. 43).
(Longer form may be used)

 

March 27

Festival of the Risen Light (Easter): White.. (p. 45). [homily]

 

 

APRIL

April 3

First Sunday after Easter (Low Sunday): White. Mass of same (p.47).[homily]

 

April 10

The Second Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p.49)
Second Collect of a Bishop, living (p.180).
Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Stephanus (April 9).

 

April 17

Third Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p.51).

 

April 24

Eve of Mani Day: White. Mass of same (p. 132).
Second Collect of the Fourth Sunday after Easter (p.53).

 

April 25

Day of the Holy Prophet Mani : White. Mass of same (p. 132).

 

 

MAY

May 1 

Fifth Sunday after Easter: White. Mass of same (p.55).

 

May 5

Ascension Day: White. Mass of same (p.57). [homily]
Extinguishing of Paschal Candle.

 

May 8

Sunday after the Ascension: White. Mass of the Ascension (p.57).
Extinguishing of Paschal Candle may be repeated.

 

May 15

Pentecost (Whitsunday): Red. Mass of same (p.59). [homily]

 

May 22

Trinity Sunday: White. Mass of same (p.61). [homily]

 

May 26

Corpus Christi: White. Mass of same (p.63). [homily]


Procession with the Most Holy Sacrament.

May 29

Sunday after Corpus Christi and First Sunday after Trinity: White. Mass of Corpus Christi (p.63).
Second Collect of the First Sunday after Trinity (p.65).
Procession with the Most Holy Sacrament permissible.

 

 

JUNE

June 5

Second Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p.67).

 

June 12

Third Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p.69).

 

June 19

Fourth Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p.71).

 

June 26 Fifth Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p.73).
Second Collect of the Day of the Holy Archangel Uriel (p.137).
Third Collect of the Nativity of St. John (p. 139).

 

JULY

July 3

Sixth Sunday after Trinity: Red. Mass of same (p.75).
Second Collect of the Day of Independence of the U.S.A. (p.143).

 

July 10

Seventh Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same(p.77).

 

July 17

Eighth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.79).

 

July 22

Day of the Holy Mary Magdalen: White. Mass of the same (p.145). [homily]

 

July 24

Sunday After Magdalen Day: White. Mass of the same (p.145).
Second Collect of the Ninth Sunday after Trinity (p.81).

 

July 31 Tenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.83).

 

AUGUST

August 1

Eleventh Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.85).
Second Collect of the Commemoration of the Holy Phillipe of Lyon (p.147).

 

August 6

Transfiguration of The Lord: White. Mass of same (p.148).

 

August 14

Eve of the Assumption of the Holy Sophia: White. Mass of same (p.149). [homily]
Second Collect of the Transfiguration (p.148).
Third Collect of the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity (p.87).

 

August 15

Assumption of the Holy Sophia: White. Mass of same (p.149). [homily]

 

August 20

Day of the Holy Stephan: White. Mass of same (p.152).

 

August 21 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p.89).
Second Collect of the Day of the Holy Stephan (p.152).
August 28 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p.91).

 

SEPTEMBER

September 4

Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p.93).

 

September 8

Day of the Descent of the Holy Sophia: White. Mass of the same (p.153). [homily]

 

September 11

Sunday After the Descent of the Holy Sophia: White. Mass of the same (p.153).
Second Collect of the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity (p.95).

 

September 18

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p.97).

 

September 25

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of the same (p.99).

 

September 29 Day of the Holy Archangel Michael (Michaelmas): White. Mass of same (p.155).

 

OCTOBER

October 2

Sunday After Michaelmas: White. Mass of same (p.155). [homily]
Second Collect of the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity (p.101).

 

October 4

Day of the Holy Francis of Assisi: White. Mass of same (p.157).
Blessing of Animals may be performed.

 

October 9

Sunday After Holy Francis Day: Green. Mass of same (p.157).
Second Collect of the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity (p.103).
Blessing of Animals may be performed.

 

October 13

Day of the Martyrdom of the Holy Templars: Red. Mass of the same (p.159). [homily]

 

October 16

Sunday After Templar Day: Red. Mass of the same (p.159). [homily]
Second Collect of the Twenty First Sunday after Trinity (p.105).

 

October 23

Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.107).
Second Collect for a Bishop, living (p. 180).
(Anniversary of the Consecration of Stephen Wayne Marshall, Oct. 23)

 

October 30

Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.109).

 

 

NOVEMBER

November 1

All Saint's Day: White. Mass of same (p.161). [homily]

 

November 2

All Soul's Day: Black. General Requiem (p.171). [homily]

 

November 6

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.111).
Third Collect of a Bishop, living (p.180).
Anniversary of the Consecration of Tau Charles Harmonius II (R. Cokinis).

 

November 13

Twenty Fifth Sunday after Trinity: Green. Mass of same (p.113).

 

November 20

Sunday Next before Advent: Green. Mass of same (p.115).
Second Collect of Gnostic Saints (p.162).

 

November 27

Advent Sunday: Violet. Mass of same (p.1). [homily]
Second Collect of Thanksgiving Day (p.167).

 

 

DECEMBER

December 4

Second Sunday in Advent: Violet. Mass of same (p.3). [homily]

 

December 11

Third Sunday in Advent: Rose or Violet. Mass of same (p.5). [homily]
Second collect of the Holy Nicholas (p.163).

 

December 18

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Violet. Mass of same (p.7).

 

December 21

Day of the Holy Apostle Thomas: White. Mass of same (p.163).

 

December 22

Day of the Holy Archangel Raphael: White. Mass of same (p.165).

 

December 25

Feast of the Nativity (Christmas): White. Mass of same (p.9). [homily]
Procession of the Most Holy Sacrament at Midnight Mass.
Second Collect of General Thanksgiving (p.167).

 

 


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