Definition of Christian year

1. Noun. The year in the ecclesiastical calendar; especially feast days and special seasons.

Exact synonyms: Church Year
Terms within: Holy Day, Religious Holiday, Saint's Day
Generic synonyms: Twelvemonth, Year, Yr

Definition of Christian year

1. Noun. The annual cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches, usually beginning from the Advent. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christian Year

Christian Science
Christian Scientist
Christian Universalism
Christian church
Christian era
Christian holy day
Christian liturgy
Christian metal
Christian name
Christian names
Christian religion
Christian rock
Christian soldier
Christian soldiers
Christian theology
Christian year (current term)
Christian years

Literary usage of Christian year

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Christian Examiner (1836)
"The Christian year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays throughout the Year. First American Edition. Philadelphia : Carey, Lea, &i Blan- chard. ..."

2. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"IP we may judge by the unexampled diffusion of the "Christian year'' among the more thoughtful class of readers, there must have been many to whom the ..."

3. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1917)
"Not so the Christian year, the Lyra Innocentium, or the Psalter. ... will always exclude it from the rank occupied by the Christian year ..."

4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"Thus the Western Christian year obtained a richer development and grew up into an ... The rest of the material adapted to the course of the Christian year, ..."

5. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"His book, From Year to Year, contains his collected hymns and sacred poetry, assigned to the various portions of the Christian year. ..."

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