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Ecclesiastical dates

In the oldest parish registers, dates are stated by using the church year. This method of dates follows the chronology of the New Testament, and starts with the first Sunday in advent. This Sunday occurs four Sundays prior to Christmas eve.

Dominica Sunday

Dominica I Adventus 1st First Sunday in Advent

Dominica II Adventus 2nd Sunday in Advent

Dominica III Adventus 3rd Sunday in Advent

Dominica IV Adventus 4th Sunday in Advent

Festum Nativitatis Domini 1st day of Christmas

Festum Sti. Stephani 2nd day of Christmas

Festum Sti. Johannis Evangelistæ 3rd day of Christmas

Festum Novi Anni / Festum Circumcisionis Domini New Years day

Epipania Domini Epiphany

Dominica I Post Epiphaniam 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Dominica II Post Epiphaniam 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Dominica III Post Epiphaniam 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Dominica IV Post Epiphaniam 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Dominica V Post Epiphaniam 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Dominica VI Post Epiphaniam 6th Sunday after Epiphany

Septuagesima 2nd Sunday before Shrovetide Sunday

Sexagesima 1st Sunday before Shrovetide Sunday

Quinquagesima Shrovetide Sunday

Quadregesima 1st Sunday of fast

Reminiscere 2nd Sunday of fast

Oculi 3rd Sunday of fast

Lætare 4th Sunday of fast

Judica 5th Sunday of fast

Palmarum Dominicum Palm Sunday

Dies Coenæ Domini, Dies Viridium Maundy Thursday

Dies Parasceves Long Friday

Pascha / Festum Resurrectionis Domini 1st day of Easter / Easter Sunday

Quasi modo geniti 1st Sunday after Easter

Misericordia Domini 2nd Sunday after Easter

Jubilate 3rd Sunday after Easter

Cantate 4th Sunday after Easter

Rogate 5th Sunday after Easter

Festum Ascensionis Domini / Ascensio Christi 6th Thursday after Easter / Ascension of Christ

Exaudi 6th Sunday after Easter

Pentecoste 7th Sunday after Easter / 1st day of Pentecost

Trinitatis Dominica / Festum Sanctissimæ Trinitatis Sunday after Pentecost / Trinity Sunday

Dominica I Post Trinitas 1st Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Dominica II Post Trinitas 2nd Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Dominica III Post Trinitas 3rd Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Dominica IV Post Trinitas 4th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

. . . . Dominica XXVII Post Trinitas 26th Sunday after Trinity Sunday


John Follesdal