The Easter Octave

By the provisions of the Book of Common Prayer, the weekdays of the Easter Octave (the week from Easter Day through the Second Sunday of Easter), like the days of Holy Week, take precedence over any commemorations on fixed dates. Thus, the feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist is transferred this year from April 25 to May 2 (and the feast of Saint Philip and Saint James, Apostles is transferred from May 1 to May 3). The other commemorations of this week, including Catherine of Siena (April 29) and Marie de l’Incarnation (April 30), will not be celebrated this year.

If you have not already been following them, the appointed propers for the days of the Easter Octave may be found at the Lectionary Page.

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