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~ Movable Feasts ~

Movable feasts are subject to change of date every year, and thus a precise day cannot be assigned to them in the Roman calendar. For this reason, the elogiums for these celebrations have been placed in this separate section. During the solemn reading of the Martyrology, they are proclaimed after the indication of the day and month and immediately before the elogiums for the saints of the day.

  1. First Sunday of Advent

27 November 2022

The first Sunday of Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, the time when we celebrate the first coming of the Son of God among us, in anticipation of his second coming at the end of time.

  1. Feast of the Holy Family [ordinarily: Sunday in the Octave of Christmas]

30 December 2022

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a most holy example for Christian families who invoke them in times of need.

  1. Sunday between 2 January and 8 January [in some ecclesiastical provinces: 6 January]

8 January 2023

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, on which we commemorate the threefold manifestation of our great God and our Lord Jesus Christ: in Bethlehem, when the child Jesus was adored by the Magi; at the River Jordan, when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, anointed by the Holy Spirit, and called Son by God the Father; and at Cana in Galilee, when Jesus manifested His glory by turning water into wine at a wedding feast.

  1. Feast of the Baptism of the Lord [ordinarily: Sunday after the Epiphany of the Lord]

9 January 2023

The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ, during which He was wondrously declared Beloved Son of God, and thus the earthʼs waters are sanctified, humankind is purified, and all creation rejoices.

  1. Ash Wednesday

22 February 2022

The Day of Ashes and the beginning of the most holy time of Lent. Behold the days of penance for the remission of sins and the salvation of souls. Behold the acceptable time to ascend the holy mountain of the Pasch.

  1. First Sunday of Lent

26 February 2022

The First Sunday of Lent, on which we begin the venerable sacrament of the annual Lenten observance following the example of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

02 April 2023

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, when Our Lord Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem seated upon a donkeyʼs colt, in accordance with the prophecy of Zechariah, and a crowd met him with palm branches.

  1. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday

6-8 April 2023

[The Martyrology is not read on these days.]

  1. Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

9 April 2023

On this day which the Lord has made, the Solemnity of the Solemnities and our Pasch: the Resurrection of Our Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

[Note: The elogiums unread during the Paschal Triduum may be read on this day.]

  1. Seventh Sunday of Easter [in some ecclesiastical provinces: Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter]

21 May 2023

The Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, when forty days after his Resurrection he was raised up to heaven while his disciples looked on, and now sits at the right hand of the Father until he comes in glory to judge the living and the dead.

  1. Pentecost Sunday

28 May 2023

The Day of Pentecost, which concludes the fifty days of Easter. With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the disciples at Jerusalem, we commemorate the beginnings of the Church and the start of the apostolic mission to all tribes, tongues, peoples and nations.

  1. Monday after Pentecost

29 May 2023

The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, whom Christ commended to his disciples so that, persevering in prayer, they cooperate with the Holy Spirit in proclaiming the Gospel.

  1. Thursday after Pentecost [observed in some ecclesiastical provinces]

1 June 2023

The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest, according to the order of Melchizedek. In him the Father has been well pleased from before all time. As Mediator between God and human beings, fulfilling his Fatherís will, he sacrificed himself once on the altar of the Cross as a saving Victim for the whole world. Thus, instituting the pattern of an everlasting sacrifice, with a brotherís kindness he chose, from among the children of Adam, men to augment the priesthood, so that, from the sacrifice continually renewed in the Church, streams of divine power might flow, whereby a new heaven and a new earth might be made, and throughout the whole universe there would be perfected what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the human heart.

  1. Sunday after Pentecost

4 June 2023

The Solemnity of the most holy and undivided Trinity, on which we profess and venerate the one and triune God, the Trinity in unity.

  1. Sunday after Trinity Sunday [in some ecclesiastical provinces: Thursday after Trinity Sunday]

11 June 2023

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: with his sacred nourishment, he offers the medicine of immortality and the pledge of the Resurrection.

  1. Friday after the Second Week after Pentecost

16 June 2023

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, who, meek and humble of heart, exalted on the cross, became a fountain of life and love from which all peoples drink.

  1. Saturday after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

17 June 2023

The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Keeping in her heart the memory of mysteries of salvation realized in her Son, she confidently awaits their completion in Christ.

  1. Last Sunday of Ordinary Time: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

26 November 2023

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, to whom alone belong power, glory, and majesty forever and ever.

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