Calendar Colours

Many priests wear different coloured vestments at different times in the church calendar. The colours vary, but red is often worn for Pentecost and green for the Sundays after Epiphany and Trinity, when the Holy Trinity is honoured.

Christian calendar

The Christian year is dominated by two major cycles, or groups of festivals. The first, at the beginning of the church year, starts with Advent and leads to Christmas. But, at the heart of the Christian calendar, is the observance of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. This begins with the period of Lent, followed by Holy Week, the mourning of Jesus' death on Good Friday, and the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The other major Christian festival is Pentecost, which marks the gift of the Holy Spirit to Jesus' disciples.

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