The Christian year begins on the first week of Advent and follows the pattern of the life of Christ. This orientation towards time allows Christians to follow Jesus through His life, death, and resurrection. The rhythms of this story define the Christian life.
Calendars and Explanations:
Download a free single sheet liturgical calendar for 2016-2017 (Year A). This resource was created by San Fransisco artist Barbara Lyon. Many thanks for her permission to use this wonderful resource.
The Christian Year: Marking Time by Jesus by Christ Church East Bay (Presbyterian)
“The Story…as Told Through the Christian Calendar” a video overview of the church calendar by Christ Church Anglican
“The Church Year: Climbing the Mountain” and article by Greg Goebel (Anglican)
Purchase the Christian Seasons Calendar from the University Hill Congregation in Canada
“A Brief Explanation of the Church Calendar” Audio lecture from Trinity Presbyterian Church (Birmingham, AL)
Moments and Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith – by Michelle Van Loon
“Telling Time Differently as Christ Followers: Understanding and Practicing the Church Year” an article by Corey Widmer
“The Pattern of the Christian Year” a Bible study by Howard Vanderwell and Norma de Waal Malefyt