Thursday, October 16, 2008

Liturgical Calendar is Up


The Gottesdienst Liturgical Calendar for 2009 is now posted at the Gottesdienst website.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see violet used for gesima-tide, but why is Red used for All Saints' Day instead of white?

Jeff

Anonymous said...

also, why does a commemoration like Reformation Day trump the Sunday's pericopes?

Jeff

Rev.Fr.Burnell F Eckardt said...

The red for All Saints may be found in some of the older altar guild books, though I am not altogether sure which color may claim seniority.

The Gospel for All Saints contains "blessed are ye when men shall persecute . . ." which suggests that the "Saints" who are being honored on this day are primarily the martyrs; this is also indicated by the fact that the following day, All Souls, whose color is white, is for the commemoration of the remainder of the faithful departed.

Rev.Fr.Burnell F Eckardt said...

The concession to Reformation Sunday is an acknowledgment of this common usage in the United States, and since Reformation itself is a late addition to the liturgical calendar, one could hardly argue that allowing it to become a movable feast is much of an innovation.