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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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February 2018
18th
The First Sunday in Lent
Mass 10am
Unction of the Sick
23rd
The Feast of St. Matthias (Trasferred)
Mass - 7pm
Lenten Soup Supper Following
25th
The Second Sunday in Lent
Mass 10am
March 2018
2nd
The Stations of the Cross - 7pm
Lenten Soup Supper Following
3rd
DMAS Northern Region Lenten Retreat
Location - The Church of the Ascension
10am - 3pm
4th
The Third Sunday in Lent
Mass 10am
11th
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Laetare Sunday
Mass 10am
16th
The Stations of the Cross - 7pm
Lenten Soup Supper Following
18th
Passion Sunday
Mass 10am
Unction of the Sick
23rd
The Stations of the Cross - 7pm
Lenten Soup Supper Following
25th
Palm Sunday
Mass 10am
29th
Maundy Thursday
Mass - 7pm
30th
Good Friday
Holy Eucharist from Reserved Sacrament
Noon & 7pm
30th
Easter Eve
Morning Prayer - 10am
Decorating and Clean-Up for Easter
April 2018
1st
Easter Day
Mass of the Resurrection - 10am
8th
First Sunday after Easter
Mass - 10am
Food Bank Sunday
15th
Second Sunday after Easter
Mass - 10am
Vestry Meeting & Unction of the Sick