The glory of the Lord has shone upon us, and shall ever manifest itself among us, until the day of his return. Through the rhythms and changes of time, let us call to mind and live the mysteries of salvation.
The centre of the whole liturgical year is the Paschal Triduum of the Lord, cruciﬁed, buried and risen, which will culminate in the solemn Vigil of Easter, during the holy night that will end with the dawn of the Eighth of April. Every Sunday, as in a weekly Easter, holy church makes present that great and saving deed by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.
From Easter there comes forth and are reckoned all the days we keep holy: Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the lenten spring, the Twenty Second of February; The Ascension of the Lord, the Seventeenth of May; and Pentecost, the Twenty Seventh of May; the First Sunday of Advent, the Second of December.
Likewise in the feasts of the holy Mother of God, of the apostles and saints, and in the commemoration of the faithful departed, the pilgrim church on earth proclaims the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord.
To Christ who was, who is, and who is to come, the Lord of time and history, be endless praise forever and ever. Amen!