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Feasts of Our Lord
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Christ's resurrection (II) is the fundamental fact celebrated in the Feasts of Our Lord, which emphasize particular accents in Jesus' saving work. Each Sunday is a “minor” Easter feast (Easter), and each year the “major” Easter feast constitutes the center of the church year. Easter is the oldest Christian feast (Feasts and festivals) and unfolds in the liturgical tradition in the time after Easter with Christ's Ascension and Pentecost, and in the time before Easter with the pre-Easter period of repentance (Lent). After the Easter feast cycle ha…

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Wiggermann, Karl-Friedrich, “Feasts of Our Lord”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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