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Judeo Christian Liturgical Calendar

New and Traditional


Inspired in the Calendar Jesus used and His Manifestation in Time [0]
Epiphany Jan 6th
Jan 6th (General) or
Jan 7th (USA) [1]
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Feb 2nd
Feb 2nd
Ash Wednesday
Feb 28th
Feb 14th
Feb 28th (Ash Wednesday)
April 14th (Holy Saturday)
Feb 14th (Ash Wednesday)
to Mar 31th (Holy Saturday)
Mar 25th
Apr 9th [2]
(a) The Baptism of the Lord;

(b) Rosh Hashanah
Sundown of Mar 27th
Sundown of Mar 28th
(a) Jan 7th
     or Jan 8th (USA) [3]

(b) Sundown of Sep 9th to
     Sundown of Sep 11st [4]
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth Apr 1st
May 31st
Palm Sunday
Apr 8th
Mar 25th
Passover Meal Sundown of Apr 10th (Tuesday)
Sundown of Mar 29th (Thursday)
Yom Kippur
(atonement and repentance)
Sundown of Apr 10th
Apr 13th at 3PM
Sundown of Sep 18th to
Sundown of Sep 19th
Holy Thursday
Apr 12nd
Mar 29th
Holy Friday
Apr 13th
Mar 30th
Holy Saturday
Apr 14th
Mar 31st
Sukkot Sundown of Apr 14th
Sundown of Apr 21st
Sundown of Sep 23rd to
Sundown of Sep 30th
Easter Sunday
Apr 15th
Apr 1st
(a) Divine Mercy Sunday;

(b) 8th Day after Sukkot

Apr 22nd
(a) Apr 8th

(b) Sundown of Sep 30th to
Sundown of Oct 1st
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
May 24th May 10th (Thursday) or
May 13th (Sunday) [5]
Christ the King
May 27th Nov 25th
(a) Pentecost Sunday;

(b) Shavuot

Jun 3rd (a) May 20th

(b) Sundown of May 19th to
Sundown of May 21st [6]
Holy Trinity Sunday
Jun 10th May 27th
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ Jun 17th
Jun 3rd
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jun 22nd Jun 8th
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Jun 23rd Jun 9th
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Jul 16th
Jul 16th
Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ Aug 6th
Aug 6th
Assumption of Mary into Heaven Aug 15th
Aug 15th
Exaltation of the Cross Sep 14th
Sep 14th
Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima Oct 13th Oct 13th [7]
First Sunday of Advent Dec 2nd Dec 2nd
Immaculate Conception of Mary
Dec 8th
Dec 8th
(a) Christmas Day

(b) Chanukkah
(a) Dec 25th

(b) Dec 25th to Jan 1st
(a) Dec 25th

(b) Sundown of Dec 2nd to
Sundown of Dec 10th

Main sources consulted for Traditional Calendar:

- Calendar by USCCB and Calendar by Spanish Conference of Bishops, for the traditional Roman-Catholic dates
- for the traditional Jewish dates


[0] Theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar

[1] Epiphany
Traditional Calendar: January 6, but in most dioceses and countries, like USA, the celebration is transferred to the Sunday between January 2 and January 8, inclusive, which in 2018 is January 7. (Source)

[2] Annunciation
Traditional Calendar: Since March 25, 2018 is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, normally assigned to this date, is transferred to Monday, April 9, 2018. (Source: footnote #9 in page 7 in USCCB Liturgical Calendar 2018)

[3] The Baptism of the Lord
Traditional Calendar: January 7 (the Sunday after Epiphany), but in countries like USA (which celebrate Epiphany on January 7), the celebration is transferred to the following Monday, January 8. (Source)

[4] Rosh Hashanah
Traditional Calendar: Why two days long? Since the time of the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE and the time of Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai, normative Jewish law appears to be that Rosh Hashanah is to be celebrated for two days, because of the difficulty of determining the date of the new moon. (Source)

[5] The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Traditional Calendar: Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter, although some dioceses and countries (e.g. Spain) have moved the observance to the following Sunday - May 13th. (Source)

[6] Shavuot
Traditional Calendar: Shavuot is celebrated in Israel for one day and in the Diaspora (outside of Israel) for two days. Reform Judaism celebrates only one day, even in the Diaspora. (Source)

[7] Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima
Traditional Calendar: The Miracle at Fatima happened on Oct 13th but, despite its importance, the Anniversary is not observed in the official Catholic Liturgical Calendar in USA nor in Spain, as published by their respective Conference of Bishops.

Published on February 8th, 2018

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