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Liturgical Year 2023-2024, Vol. 1

Advent and Christmas

by Jennifer Gregory Miller (editor)

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Book Description

This first volume of the 2023-2024 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
  • Introduction to Advent
  • December 3rd (First Sunday of Advent)
  • December 4th (Monday of the First Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. John Damascene, Priest and Doctor)
  • December 5th (Tuesday of the First Week of Advent)
  • December 6th (Wednesday of the First 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 (Saturday of the First Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (USA))
  • December 10th (Second Sunday of Advent)
  • December 11th (Monday of the Second Week of Advent; Optional Memorial of St. Damasus I, Pope)
  • 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)
  • December 15th (Friday of the Second Week of Advent)
  • December 16th (Saturday of the Second Week of Advent)
  • December 17th (Third Sunday of Advent)
  • December 18th (Monday of the Third Week of Advent )
  • December 19th (O Root of Jesse)
  • December 20th (O Clavis David (O Key of David); Ember Wednesday)
  • December 21st (O Oriens (O Dayspring); Optional Memorial of St. Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor )
  • December 22nd (O Rex Gentium (O King of the Nations); Ember Friday)
  • December 23rd (O Emmanuel; Optional Memorial of St. John of Kanty, Priest; Ember Saturday)
  • December 24th (Fourth Sunday of Advent)
  • Intro 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 (Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas)
  • December 31st (Feast of the Holy Family)
  • 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 (Wednesday of Christmas Time; Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
  • January 4th (Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious (USA and CAN); Thursday of Christmas Time)
  • January 5th (Memorial of St. John Neumann, Bishop (USA); Friday of Christmas Time)
  • January 6th (Saturday of Christmas Time; Opt Mem of St. AndrĂ© Bessette, Religious (USA); Epiphany (traditional))
  • January 7th (The Epiphany of the Lord)
  • January 8th (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord)