For those who are unfamiliar with the liturgical calendar, this page is meant to be a brief introduction into the rhythm and seasons of the Church's year. It is a broad overview of how the Church cycles through time and how it proclaims the Good News of Jesus through its calendar.
The Rev. Dr. Phillip Pfatteicher writes, "the Church's year is not simply a calendar of festivals and seasons to remind us of the basics of the faith. It is in fact none other than the Lord of the Church living in his people, walking with them in their pilgrimage through this world. The seasons and feasts of the liturgical year unfold step by step the mystery of Christ from his coming into the world, to his passion, death, and resurrection, to his promised return in glory. He lives not in majestic splendor apart from his Church, but lives and works with and in and through his gathered baptized people who are the body, his body, of which he is the head."- Journey Into the Heart of God, Oxford Press, 2013.