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CSP Ordinariate publishes its Liturgical Calendar

posted Mar 10, 2012, 6:55 AM by Rochester Ordinariate
Commentary by Steve Cavanaugh

The web site of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has published its particular calendar and sanctorale. Like the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England and Wales, this calendar has the following differences from the Roman Calendar:
  • The term "Ordinary Time" is not used of the Sundays. Sundays following the Christmas season are named "Sundays After Epiphany", while the three Sundays before Ash Wednesday regaining their historic names of Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima.
  • The Sundays following the Easter season and the feast of the Most Holy Trinity are named "Sundays After Trinity", according the practice of northern Catholicism in general and the Church of England in particular.
  • The Rogation Days before the feast of the Ascension are restored.
  • Observance of the Octave of Pentecost is restored (in vestments and propers, but using the weekday readings from the Roman Lectionary).
  • The Ember Days, at their traditional times, are restored.
  • The first Sunday of October is permitted to be used for a parish's dedication festival, if the date of the dedication is unknown
The Calendar specifies that the Sundays After Epiphany will use the Roman Lectionary, and so Second Sunday after Epiphany would use the readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time; and the Sundays After Trinity will use the Lectionary readings from the weeks of Ordinary Time.

In the Sanctorale, several feast days are added to the US calendar, and some feasts of the US calendar are raised in rank: The Chair of St. Peter on February 22 becomes a Solemnity. Our Lady of Walsingham on September 24th is added to the calendar as a Feast, and Our Lady of the Atonement is added to the calendar on its traditional day of July 9th as an optional memorial.

Download the Calendar and Sanctorale at this link.