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Color Coded Calendar

Question: Why is our church year color coded?

Answer: The Church has used liturgical colors for many centuries so that people could mark the change in the liturgical seasons of the year.

At present we’re still in the Green season after Pentecost (Pentecost itself is Red), but at the end of November we turn to the Blue/Purple (some use blue, some use purple) season of Advent.

Christmas is White as are special feast days (All Saints); Lent is Purple; then comes Easter which is white.

The liturgical year technically begins the first Sunday of Advent, rather than January 1st as the secular world observes a new year.

If you have questions about what it means to be an Episcopalian, just ask and I’ll find you an answer.

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