Count the days and weeks of this liturgical year, reminded of Christ’s prophetic spirit poured out on four great prophets, and on all God’s people. The Year of Grace 2019 liturgical year follows the Sunday Year C cycle and the Weekday Year I cycle, beginning on December 2, 2018 (First Sunday of Advent) and ending on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
LTP’s circular display of the liturgical year makes its key features easily understandable. Everyone can see at a glance the liturgical seasons in their characteristic colors, Sundays on the outer rim, and the days and weeks radiating from the center, where the artist, Cody Miller, has portrayed Christ enthroned holding a scroll with the prophecy of Joel: “Your sons and your daughters will prophesy.” Christ’s Holy Spirit pours out the spirit of prophesy on God’s people of every time and place. In the four corners we see four great prophets who manifested that prophetic spirit in the pages of Sacred Scripture. Reading clockwise from the upper left, three prophets from the Old Testament appear with their scrolls: Deborah (Judges 4–5), Isaiah (shown with his wife and children), and Ezekiel, eating the scroll with the Word of God given to him by the winged creature. In the lower left corner the New Testament prophetess, Anna, tells everyone that the infant Jesus, presented in the Temple by his parents, is the redeemer of Israel.
Use the Year of Grace calendar in many ways to teach about the liturgical year:
Available July 2018
Choosing a Catholic Calendar 10/13/2008