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Feasts or Festivals

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Days set apart for the celebration of some great event connected with our Blessed Lord or His Saints, also called Holy Days. The rubric in the Communion Office requires that each Feast shall be announced to the congregation on the Sunday preceding the day on which it occurs. They are set forth in a Table to be found in the introductory portion of the Prayer Book as follows:


To be observed in this Church throughout the Year.

  All Sundays in the year. St. Bartholomew the Apostle.
  The Circumcision of our Lord. St. Matthew the Apostle.
  The Epiphany. St. Michael and All Angels.
  The Conversion of St. Paul. St. Luke the Evangelist.
  The Purification of the Blessed St. Simon and St. Jude the
    Virgin. Apostles.
  St. Matthias the Apostle. All Saints,
  The Annunciation of the Blessed St. Andrew the Apostle.
    Virgin Mary. St. Thomas the Apostle.
  St. Mark the Evangelist. The Nativity of our Lord.
  St. Philip and St. James the St. Stephen the Martyr.
    Apostles. St. John the Evangelist.
  The Ascension of our Lord. The Holy Innocents.
  St. Barnabas the Apostle. Monday and Tuesday in Easter
  The Nativity of St. John Baptist. Week.
  St. Peter the Apostle. Monday and Tuesday in Whitsun
  St. James the Apostle. Week.
  The Transfiguration of our Lord.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Feasts or Festivals'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. 1901.

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