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Feast Day Calendar
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[German Version]

The Christian calendar of feast days can be understood as a series of overlapping cycles of time. A first cycle consists of the Sundays recurring in the rhythm of the seven-day week. They provide the foundation stones for the Christian feast day calendar and determine its basic form. The second cycle begins with Easter, the oldest Christian annual feast (Feasts and festivals). Like the Passover (Pesach; Feasts and festivals) feast it is linked to the lunar cycle and today stretches from the pre-Easter time of repentance (Lent, Passiontide) to Pent…

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Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, “Feast Day Calendar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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