Let us recall the year's culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord: his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial, and his rising, celebrated between the evening of the twenty-first day of April and the evening of the twenty-fourth day of April, Easter Sunday. Each Easter as on each Sunday, the Holy church makes present the great and saving deed by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death. From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the ninth day of March.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on the fifth day of June.
Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter, will be celebrated on the twelfth day of June.
And this year the First Sunday of Advent will be on the twenty-seventh of November.
To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come, Lord of time and history, be endless praise forever and ever.
(The deacon or lector – or priest – may read this proclamation after the homily or after the Communion Prayer on Epiphany Sunday)