All Saints’ follows the Liturgical Calendar. This is the calendar of the Church year. This calendar reminds us of important days throughout the year. These important days are referred to as Feasts Days and Fasting Days. This calendar guides us through the year so that we may remember and celebrate important events in the life of Jesus Christ and the Church. The Liturgical Calendar may be found in the Book of Common Prayer. All Saints’ may observe Feast or Fast days, that do not fall on a Sunday, with a special service.
Principal Feast that take precedence of any other day or observance. The Principal Feasts observed in this Church are the following:
The Day of Pentecost
All Saints’ Day, November 1
Christmas Day, December 25
The Epiphany, January 6
All Sundays of the year are feasts of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Holy Days are feast days that are regularly observed throughout the year. These include:
The Holy Name
Saint John the Baptist
Holy Cross Day
There are other Major Feast days that may be observed throughout the year.
While Feast Days are day of celebration and joy, our lives often have times which are marked with sadness and grief. The Church also remembers these days in the life of Jesus Christ. The Church refers to these as Fasting Days. During Fasting Days, a person may observe the day with fasting and abstinence. There is no celebration of the Eucharist on these days.
Days of Special Observance
There are other days throughout the Liturgical Calendar that the Church may observe. These may include days such as The Blessing of Animals which often takes place in conjunction with the observance of Saint Francis Feast Day.