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Contemplating today's Gospel

Today's Gospel + homily (in 300 words)

Perpetual calendar: Easter

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Easter
Liturgical day
Easter Sunday (Mass During the Day)
Easter Sunday (Mass During the Day)
Ascension (A)
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (B)
Ascension (C)
Week 1 Easter Sunday (Mass during the Day)
Monday in the Octave of Easter
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Friday in the Octave of Easter
Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Week 2 Second Sunday of Easter
Monday of the Second Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
Thursday of the Second Week of Easter
Friday of the Second Week of Easter
Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
Week 3 Sunday 3rd (A) of Easter
Third Sunday of Easter
Sunday 3rd (C) of Easter
Monday of the Third Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter
Thursday of the Third Week of Easter
Friday of the Third Week of Easter
Saturday of the Third Week of Easter
Week 4 Sunday 4th (A) of Easter
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 4th (C) of Easter
Monday 4th (A) of Easter
Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter
Week 5 Sunday 5th (A) of Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 5th (C) of Easter
Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Week 6 Sunday 6th (A) of Easter
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sunday 6th (C) of Eastern
Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Week 7 Sunday 7th (A) of Easter
Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
Pentecost Sunday (Vigil)
Pentecost Sunday

Help for the use of the liturgical calendar: Easter

  • The Easter Season starts with Palm Sunday, immediately after Holy Saturday.
  • Easter Sunday —along with Christmas— is the greatest solemnity of the liturgical year. The evangelical text to be read depends upon the mass to be celebrated: whether that of the Easter Vigil (with its three cycles A, B and C), or that of the Mass of the Day. Our service forwards to its subscribers one of these alternatives (whether that of the Vigil in the prevailing cycle, or that of the Mass of the Day).
  • This very solemn Sunday gives way to the Week of the Easter Octave. From the liturgical point of view, during the whole week we keep celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection. These are untransferable liturgical days.
  • The solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension (with its triple cycle A, B and C) is celebrated Thursday of the 5th week of Easter. However, in many dioceses, this celebration is transferred to the following Sunday (the 7th Sunday of the week being inoperative). This is the criterion that Contemplating Today’s Gospel follows when forwarding its service to its subscribers.
  • Easter Time ends with the solemnity of Pentecost. There are there two possibilities of the evangelic text, depending on whether the Mass of the Vigil or that of the Day is celebrated. Contemplating Today’s Gospel, in its deliveries, alternates each year, both texts.
  • When Easter is over, the Ordinary Time is recuperated. The day following Pentecost is the Monday of the 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th of the Ordinary Time (for each year, cf. General Table).