Dorchester & Fordington Glossary

Church Festivals & Feasts - Easter Day

©Michael Russell OPC for Fordington - November 2011

The most important movable feast is Easter, for which see table below. The dates of the other movable feasts are governed by that of Easter, as follows:-
    Septuagesima Sunday is nine weeks before Easter Day
    Sexagesima Sunday is eight weeks before Easter Day
    Quinquagesima Sunday is seven weeks before Easter Day
    Quadragesima Sunday is six weeks before Easter Day
    Ash Wednesday is six and a half weeks before Easter Day
    Rogation Sunday if five weeks after Easter Day
    Ascension Day is forty days after Easter Day
    Whitsunday is seven weeks after Easter Day
    Trinity Sunday is eight weeks after Easter Day

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