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The Seasons of the Church

The purpose of this page is to acquaint members with the seasons of the Church. A Bible verse that describes this best is Ecclesiastes 3:1– 3:17.

On this page, members can understand theseasonal changes in the Church calendar. These seasons are: Advent, Christmas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, Epiphany, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday,Lent, Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, and the rest of the Church year.


A beautifully completed website that best describes this is: The Christian Resource Institute, Colors of the Church Season, in calendar form, can be found here. Click here for the current Church year dates.


King James Version: Ecclesiastes 3:1– 3:17

To everything thereisa season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which isplanted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

He hath made every thingbeautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

I know that there isno good in them, but for a manto rejoice, and to do good in his life.

And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it isthe gift of God.

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that menshould fear before him.

That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, thatwickedness wasthere; and the place of righteousness, thatiniquity wasthere.

I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there isa time there for every purpose and for every work.

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