Septuagesima Sunday – OnePeterFive

We are now nine Sundays out from Easter.

Once again, context helps. In the course of the Church’s liturgical year, we have great cycles, such as the one we just concluded, which stretched from Advent, through Christmas, Epiphany and, in important respects, ended with the Feast of the Purification or Presentation. Advent was the joyfully penitential season of preparation for the celebration of the feasts. We now approach the other great yearly cycle that arcs from Ash Wednesday and the…

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