…Outside of Easter and Christmas?
In my opinion, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ , when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion. It also commemorates His institution of the priesthood.
Good call, Joy. Maundy Thursday is one of my favourite liturgical events of the year.
This is the day the Lord made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!
I would answer “Good Friday”.
I would say this order, in the eastern Catholic view, the Feasts of the Lord:
- Easter (Pascha)
- Christmas (Nativity) (Dec. 25)
- Theophany (Jan. 6th)
- Transfiguration (Aug. 6th)
- Palm (or Flowery) Sunday (Sunday before Pascha)
- Ascension (40th day after Pascha)
- Pentecost (50th day after Pascha)
- Elevation of the Cross (Sept. 14th)
The Immaculate Conception came first.
I checked Ordo and it has the following for the first two of importance in the table of content:
1 Easter triduum (The liturgy takes place over three days.)
2 Christmas Day, Epifania, Ascension Day, Pentecost.
Sundays in Advent, Lent and Easter seasons.
Monday-Thursday in the week leading up to Easter.
Weekdays in the Easter Octave.
#13 ends with weekdays during the Ordinary time.
A little bit to much to write. Check the Ordo of your diocese if you are interested.
Your parish will have one.
I was just too lazy to go and look at it
Besides what has already been mentioned,
The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Those words from Mary started it all! Nuff said.
Besides Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost, I dig All Saints Day.
Perhaps at the bottom but still important. One thing about these is that the Church is near empty and it’s laid back and peaceful.
That is the same as Holy Thursday!
Holy Saturday is the day that is peaceful and laidback.
Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts,” the “Solemnity of solemnities” (CCC)
I recall seeing in an old Baltimore Catechism that the two greatest feasts are Easter and Pentecost.