What Are the Liturgical Seasons?


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The six liturgical seasons are Advent, Christmas Time, Lent, Sacred Paschal Triduum, Easter Time and Ordinary Time. In the Catholic church, the liturgical seasons are a cycle of public celebrations, prayers and readings, each emphasizing a portion of the life of Jesus Christ.

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Advent is the four weeks leading to the birth of Christ. Christmas Time is used for recalling the Nativity. Lent occurs six weeks before Easter and is a time of penitence. Sacred Paschal Triduum is the season to recall the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter time is 50 days during which Christians celebrate Jesus's resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit. Ordinary Time is used by followers to contemplate Christ's teachings.

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