The Maronite Liturgical Year 2016/2017

      1. Introduction to the Liturgical Year:  06 Nov 2016
      2. The Season of the Birth of the Lord:05 Jan 2017
      3. Epiphany Season: 06 Jan 2017 – 29 Jan 2017
      4. The Three Weeks before Lent: 05 Feb 2017 – 19 Feb 2017
      5. Lent Season: Beginning on Ash Monday 27 Feb 2017 – 08 April 2017
      6. Passion Week: Beginning on Hosanna Sunday 09 April 2017
      7. Resurrection Season: Glorious Resurrection 16 April 2017 – 28 May 2017
      8. Pentecost Season: 04 June 2017 – 13 Sept 2017
      9. Holy Cross Season: 14 Sept 2017 – 22 Oct 2017

Holy Days of Obligation

These feasts cannot be moved to a Sunday or suppressed

      • All Saints: November 1
      • The Immaculate Conception: December 8
      • The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Day: December 25
      • World Day of Peace: January 1
      • The Epiphany: January 6
      • Saint Maron: February 9
      • The Ascension: (10 days before Pentecost)
      • The Assumption of the Virgin: August 15

Feasts transferred to the nearest Sunday

With the permission of the Apostolic See and the Maronite Synod

      • Saints Peter & Paul: (Normally June 29)
      • The Holy Cross: (Normally September 14)
      • The Patron of your parish

Feasts to be celebrated but the obligation to participate in the divine sacrifice has been suppressed

With the permission of the Maronite Synod

    • Saint Joseph the Husband of Mary: March 19
    • Easter Monday