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The Church Year, 2013

Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary

These are the major dates of the Christian Church Year for 2012 - 2013,
beginning with Advent in 2012.

The Season of Advent (December 2 – December 24, 2012)

First Sunday of Advent: December 2
Second Sunday of Advent: December 9
Third Sunday of Advent: December 16
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 23

The Season of Christmas (December 25, 2012 – January 5, 2013)

Christmas Day: December 25, 2012
First Sunday of Christmas: December 30, 2012
Holy Name: January 1, 2013

The Season of Epiphany (January 6 – February 12, 2013)

Epiphany: January 6
Baptism of Our Lord: January 13
Transfiguration (Last Sunday in Epiphany): February 10
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras: February 12

The Season of Lent (February 13 – March 30, 2013)

Ash Wednesday: February 13
First Sunday in Lent: February 17

Holy Week  (March 24 - 30 [31, including Easter Sunday], 2013)

Palm/Passion Sunday: March 24
Maundy Thursday: March 28
Good Friday: March 29
Holy Saturday: March 30

The Season of Easter (March 31 – May 25, 2013)

Easter Sunday: March 31
Ascension: May 9 (observed on May 12)
Pentecost: May 19

Ordinary Time/Season After Pentecost (May 26 – November 24, 2013)

Trinity Sunday: May 26 (some traditions include with Pentecost)
All Saints Day: November 1
Christ the King: November 24

The Season of Advent (November 28 – December 24, 2013

(Begins Year A, 2014 Church Year)

First Sunday of Advent: December 1
Second Sunday of Advent: December 8
Third Sunday of Advent: December 15
Fourth Sunday of Advent: December 22

Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year A, 2011 (2010-2011)
Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year B, 2012 (2011-2012)
Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year C, 2013 (2012-2013)

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