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Since the 9th century (Amalarius of Metz, De Ordine Antiphonaril, ch. 43), Passiontide, narrowly defined, designates a period from the fifth Sunday in Lent to Holy Saturday (Fasting). Today in Protestant practice, Passiontide is synonymous with the 40-day period (Quadragesima) which Catholics call the “penitential season” or “Lent.” In the Missal (1970) Passion Sunday is Palm Sunday. In Protestant liturgy the passion theme is dominant throughout Lent; historically, the character of Passiontide as preparation for Easter with fasti…

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Foley, Edward B., “Passiontide”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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