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Perpetual calendar: Christmas

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Christmas

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: ChristmasTop of page

  • For Christmas Day 4 different Gospels apply, depending upon the hour of the Mass celebration: Vigil, Midnight, Dawn or Mass of the Day. Our service sends our subscribers —alternatively- to one of these possibilities.
  • The Holy Family is celebrated the First Sunday after Christmas (it may fall between December 26th and January 1st). It also has a triple cycle A, B y C.
  • If the 26th, 27th and 28th of December do not fall on Sunday, they have their own festivity: respectively, St. Stephen, St. John and the day of the Saint Innocents.
  • Christmas time ends with the Baptism of the Lord: it is celebrated the First Sunday after Epiphany (it is, therefore, celebrated between Jan. 7th and 13th). Between both festivities the Gospels corresponding from January 7th to 12th are read.
  • The day after the Baptism of the Lord is the 1st Monday of the Ordinary Time.