Understanding Seasons of the Church

Understanding Seasons of the Church

One tradition of the Christian faith is to divide the year into seven seasons. There is a particular intention or focus for each season, sometimes to reflect on life and sometimes to celebrate.

Seasons generally begin on a particular Sunday that either looks forward to or remembers an especially important story from the Bible. Most seasons last a symbolic number of days or weeks. Each season is accompanied by a particular colour seen in the cloth decorations in the church.

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Understanding Seasons of the Church - Pentecost

Pentecost is considered to be the birthday of the Christian church. After his death and resurrection, Jesus’ disciples, along with pilgrims from all over the known world, had gathered in Jerusalem for a Jewish... Read More


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Understanding Seasons of the Church - Easter

Easter is the most important Holy Day in the Christian faith. At Easter we remember the story of Jesus’ resurrection. Resurrection was part of an ancient Jewish belief that God will at some point renew, complete and... Read More


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Easter Blessings

The people closest to Jesus took his death the hardest, but knew they could not go on alone. They knew that their very survival depended on supporting each other in community. It is important to remember that with... Read More


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Understanding Seasons of the Church - Holy Week

Holy Week begins on the final Sunday of the season of Lent on what is known as “Palm Sunday.” It is such an important week in the church year that we remember stories about the last week of Jesus life in special... Read More


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Understanding Seasons of the Church - Lent

As we journey through Lent, approaching Holy Week and Easter, we are reminded that Lent is a time for taking stock of life, especially taking time to identify what distances us from God, what distances us from each... Read More