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The Church of the Ascension A Parish of the Anglican Catholic Church in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States 13941 Braddock Road Centreville, VA 20120 (703) 830-3176
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Kalendar/Service and Activity Schedule
1st
Evening Prayer & Bible Study (7pm)
3rd
Feast of St. Nicholas Transfered (7pm)
4th
Office Hours by appointment (9am-Noon)
5th
Advent 2 - Matins & Holy Eucharist (10am)
8th
Evening Prayer & Bible Study (7pm)
10th
Stations of the Cross (7pm)
11th
Morning Prayer (9am), Office Hours (9:30am-Noon)
12th
Advent 3 - Matins & Holy Eucharist (10am)
15th
Evening Prayer & Bible Study (7pm)
18th
Office Hours by appointment (9am-Noon)
19th
Advent 4 - Matins & Holy Eucharist (10am)
21st
Feast of St. Thomas - Holy Eucharist (7pm)
24th
Lessons & Carols (10:30pm)
Nativity of Our Lord - Holy Eucharist (Immediately Following)
25th
Christmas Day - Holy Eucharist (10am)
26th
Feast of St. Stephen - Matins & Holy Eucharist (10am)
27th
Feast of St. John - Holy Eucharist (7pm)
28th
Why we spell Kalendar with a "K"
In case you are wondering why we are spelling calendar with a "K", it is because this is the ecclesiastical version. The word calendar comes from the late Latin "kalendrium" which in turn comes from the Latin "kalends/calends", meaning the first day of the month in the ancient Roman calendar. The first of the month - the kalends - was the time that payments of interest were normally due and "kalendrium" was the name given to an account book used to record the details of such transactions. It is as a result of this connection that "kalendar/calendar" came to refer to the orderly arrangement of time as we now know it, but the established church retained the older "K" spelling to distinguish their kalendar from an ordinary list of events. In other words, a kalendar is simply a church calendar!
Colors have long been used by the Church to denote these seasons or days as follows:
White (or Gold) for Christmas, Epiphany Day, the Purification, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Ascension, Trinity Sunday, the Annunciation, the Transfiguration, All Saints', St. John (Evangelist and Weddings;
Violet (not purple) for Advent, Lent, Holy Innocents, Rogation Days, and Ember Days;
Green for the seasons of Epiphany and Trinity;
Red for Whitsunday and Festivals of Martyrs;
Rose for the Thrid Sunday in Advent & Fourth Sunday in Lent; and
Black for Good Friday, All Souls Day & Funerals.
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November 2017
19th
The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity
Mass @ 10am
Unction of the Sick
22nd
Thanksgiving Eve
Mass @ 7pm
25th
Feast of St. Clement of Rome
Mass 11am
Celebration of Fr. Woolley's 60th Anniversary as Priest (Reception Following)
26th
The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity
Mass @ 10am
29th
Feast of St. Andrew
Mass 7pm
December 2017
3rd
The First Sunday in Advent
Mass 10am
10th
The Second Sunday in Advent
Mass 10am
Food Bank Sunday
Vestry Meeting
17th
The Third Sunday in Advent
Mass 10am
Unction of the Sick
24th
The Fouth Sunday in Advent
Mass 10am
Decorating for Christmas Following Mass
24th
Christmas Eve
Carols Begin 7pm --
Mass Begins after Carols (approx 7:30pm)
Festive Reception Following Mass
25th
Christmas Day
Mass 10am
26th
The Feast of St. Stephen
Mass Noon
27th
The Feast of St. John (Evangelist)
Mass 7pm
28th
The Feast of the Holy Innocents
Mass 7pm
31st
The First Sunday after Christmas
Mass 10am
January 2018
6th
The Feast of the Epiphany
Mass Noon
7th
The First Sunday after the Epiphany
Mass 10am
14th
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Mass 10am