Catholic Culture Overview
Catholic Culture Overview

Liturgical Year 2022-2023, Vol. 1

Advent and Christmas

by Jennifer Gregory Miller (editor)

Log in or subscribe (free) to download this ebook! Available in multiple formats for different readers.

Book Description

This first volume of the 2022-2023 Liturgical Year series covers all the days of Advent and Christmas, providing a rich set of resources for families to use in living the liturgical year in the domestic church, that is, in their own families. Resources include biographies of the saints to match each feast day, histories of the various celebrations and devotions, descriptions of customs from around the world, prayers, activities and recipes.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Liturgical Year
  • Advent
  • Introduction to Advent
  • November 27th (First Sunday of Advent)
  • November 28th (Monday of the First Week of Advent)
  • November 29th (Tuesday of the First Week of Advent)
  • November 30th (Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle)
  • December 1st (Thursday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 2nd (Friday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 3rd (Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, Priest)
  • December 4th (Second Sunday of Advent)
  • December 5th (Monday of the Second Week of Advent)
  • December 6th (Tuesday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Nicholas, Bishop)
  • December 7th (Memorial of St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor)
  • December 8th (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • December 9th (Friday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (USA))
  • December 10th (Saturday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto)
  • December 11th (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • December 12th (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA))
  • December 13th (Memorial of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr)
  • December 14th (Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor; Ember Wednesday)
  • December 15th (Thursday of the Third Week of Advent)
  • December 16th (Friday of the Third Week of Advent; Ember Friday)
  • December 17th (December 17, O Wisdom; Ember Saturday)
  • December 18th (Fourth Sunday of Advent )
  • December 19th (December 19, O Root of Jesse)
  • December 20th (December 20, O Clavis David (O Key of David))
  • December 21st (December 21, O Oriens (O Dayspring); Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor )
  • December 22nd (December 22, O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations))
  • December 23rd (December 23, O Emmanuel; Optional Memorial of St. John of Kanty, Priest)
  • December 24th (December 24, Christmas Eve)
  • Christmas
  • Introduction to Christmas
  • December 25th (Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas))
  • December 26th (Feast of St. Stephen, First Martyr)
  • December 27th (Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist)
  • December 28th (Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs)
  • December 29th (Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas); Optional Memorial of St. Thomas Becket, Bishop and Martyr)
  • December 30th (Feast of the Holy Family)
  • December 31st (Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas); Optional Memorial of St. Sylvester I, Pope)
  • January 1st (Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, The Octave Day of Christmas)
  • January 2nd (Memorial of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors)
  • January 3rd (Tuesday of Christmas Time; Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
  • January 4th (Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious (USA and CAN); Wednesday of Christmas Time)
  • January 5th (Memorial of St. John Neumann, Bishop (USA); Thursday of Christmas Time)
  • January 6th (Friday of Christmas Time; Optional Memorial of St. André Bessette, Religious (USA); Epiphany (traditional))
  • January 7th (Saturday of Christmas Time; Optional Memorial of St. Raymond of Peñafort, Priest)
  • January 8th (The Epiphany of the Lord)
  • January 9th (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)