Archives for April 2011

Also on ChurchYear.Net Basic

Need a prayer to start the day? Check out A Prayer for the Day. This is a great way to focus your day on what matters. We also have information up for next year’s Easter, a simple page about the date of Easter, for Easter 2012.

Introducing ChurchYear.Net Basic

Our sister site, ChurchYear.Net has become one of the foremost sites for church year related information. We offer a lot of material that is comprehensive and academic. In an effort to also provide simpler material, we are introducing ChurchYear.Net Basic. So far we have the following pages and prayers. We have information about Easter Eggs (and the Christian legend behind them), the Christmas Tree (yes, it too has a Christian legendary background), and information about what a fast day is, as well as a feast day. While it may seem unnecessary, we can’t assume everybody knows even our most basic terms (as I often find in class). We also have a Prayer for School Bus Drivers, a Palm Sunday Prayer, a Good Friday Prayer, and also a Holy Thursday Prayer. Check them out!

Upcoming Church Holidays

Just a reminder that we have pages on the following upcoming Church Holidays that may interest the readers that occasionally check out our blog. Check them out!

Next week begins Holy Week. The Sunday of Holy Week is Palm Sunday, which commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The Thursday of Holy Week is called Holy Thursday, or in many churches, Maundy Thursday, and it is the day Christians recall the institution of the Eucharist and Ordination. Good Friday is when we celebrate the crucifixion and death of Jesus, which leads to Holy Saturday, when Jesus was in the tomb. Finally, this culminates in the feast of feasts, Easter Sunday and the Easter Season, which celebrates the glorious resurrection of the Lord.

Of note, in Catholicism, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter make up the Easter Triduum.