Catholic liturgy calendar?


So I’m curious about the catholic liturgy calendar the ordinary form has a 3 year cycle and the entire bible is covered a over a period of 3 years

This sundays ( 3rd sunday of advent) readings will be

Is. 35:1-6, 10; Jas. 5:7-10; Mt. 11:2-11

Are there any other liturgical calendar?


The entire bible is not covered in a three-year period. That is a myth. It is t1% of the new, and 12 % of the old. (And that assumes attendance at daily Mass.) The liturgical kalendar is the same every year.


How can it be the Same there is Liturgy calendar A, B and C. we are currently in A. Calender C got over on November 24.


The liturgical calendar is which feasts/solemnities/memorials fall on which dates - and those don’t change with the years. Christmas is always on Dec. 25th, Feast of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1st, Easter on the Sunday following the full moon that falls on or after the vernal equinox, etc. The liturgical calendar doesn’t change from year to year except for moveable feasts like Easter, Pentecost, Ascension, etc.

What you are talking about is the Lectionary cycle of readings: Years A, B, C for the readings of Sundays, Feasts and Solemnities and Lectionaries I or II for weekday readings.

To answer your original question, there is a different liturgical calendar AND a different cycle of readings for the Extraordinary Form. You get a lot less of the Old Testament in the EF and some feasts fall on different days, though not those which are Holy Days of Obligation.


A, B, and C independently apply to primarily Sunday Readings in Ordinary Time for that particular Gospel. Advent, Lent, and other important Sundays have reading that do not strictly follow this yearly cycle. Often, you will notice in the Catholic Lectionary instead of saying Year A, it will indicate Year A B C.

Daily readings follow Cycles (1 and 2) rather than the 3 years (A,B,C) followed as stated earlier, on Sundays in Ordinary Time.


Seems a bit of terminology is needed. The Liturgical calendar IS the same each year. In the Ordinary Form of the Mass the readings will vary from year A,B,C. :slight_smile:


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