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Judeo Christian Liturgical Calendar

New and Traditional Listed Side by Side

Theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar


New Calendar:
Inspired in the calendar Jesus used and His Manifestation in Time. Proposed and recommended as the New Judeo Christian Liturgical Calendar. (*)

Traditional Calendar:
Dates according to (a) Christian Catholic traditions or (b) modern Jewish traditions. Where it is not specified otherwise, "Traditional" refers to Traditional Roman Catholic. (**)


Celebration New Traditional
Epiphany Jan 6
Jan 6th (General) or
Jan 7th (USA) [1]


Celebration New Traditional
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ Feb 2
Feb 2
The Baptism of the Lord Feb 27
Jan 7th
     or Jan 8th (USA) [2]
Ash Wednesday Feb 28
Feb 14

Period of LENT

Celebration New Traditional
Lent Feb 28 to
Sundown on Apr 14 (Holy Saturday)
Feb 14 to
Mar 31 (Holy Saturday)


Celebration New Traditional
Spring Equinox
[Reference point - not a feast]
Mar 20 at 6:15 PM
(Jerusalem Time)
Mar 20 at 6:15 PM
(Jerusalem Time)
Annunciation Mar 25
Mar 25 [3]
The Beginning of the Essene Year
[Reference point - not a feast]
Sundown on Mar 27
First day of the Essene Year - Rosh Hashanah Sundown on Mar 27 to
Sundown on Mar 28
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Sep 9 to Sundown Sep 11 [4]


Celebration New Traditional
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth Apr 1
 May 31
Palm Sunday Apr 8
Mar 25
The 14th day of the Essene year
[Reference point - not a feast]

Sundown Apr 9 to
Sundown Apr 10
Passover Meal
(Jesus' Last Passover)
Sundown Apr 10 (Tuesday)
Evening on Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday Apr 12
Mar 29
Holy Friday Apr 13
(Special Time at 3PM)
Mar 30
Holy Saturday Apr 14
Mar 31
Easter Sunday
(Resurrection Sunday)
Apr 15
Apr 1
Divine Mercy Sunday Apr 22
Apr 8
8th Day after Sukkot Divine Mercy Sunday (Apr 22) Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Sep 30 to Sundown Oct 1

APRIL - Multi-day Feasts

Celebration New Traditional
Period of the Unleavened Bread Sundown Apr 10 to
Sundown Apr 14
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Mar 31 to Sundown Apr 6
Yom Kippur
(atonement and repentance)
Sundown Apr 10 to
Apr 13 at 3PM
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Sep 18 to Sundown Sep 19
(freedom from slavery)
Sundown Apr 14 to
Sundown Apr 21
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Sep 23 to Sundown Sep 30


Celebration New Traditional
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ May 24
May 10 (Thursday) or
  May 13 (Sunday) [5]
Christ the King May 27 Nov 25


Celebration New Traditional
Pentecost Sunday Jun 3 May 20
Shavuot Pentecost Sunday (Jun 3) Orthodox Jewish:  Sundown May 19 to Sundown May 21 [6]
Holy Trinity Sunday Jun 10
May 27
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
(Corpus Christi)
Jun 17
Jun 3
Sacred Heart of Jesus Jun 22
Jun 8
Immaculate Heart of Mary Jun 23 Jun 9


Celebration New Traditional
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Jul 16
Jul 16


Celebration New Traditional
Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ Aug 6
Aug 6
Assumption of Mary into Heaven Aug 15
Aug 15


Celebration New Traditional
Exaltation of the Cross Sep 14
Sep 14


Celebration New Traditional
Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima Oct 13
Not celebrated as a Feast


Celebration New Traditional
First Sunday of Advent
[Reference point - not a feast]
Dec 2
Dec 2


Celebration New Traditional
Immaculate Conception of Mary Dec 8
Dec 8
Christmas Day
Dec 25
Dec 25
Octave of Christmas (Dec 25 to Jan 1)
Jewish Orthodox: Sundown Dec 22 to Sundown Dec 30


(*) New Judeo Christian Liturgical Calendar inspired in the Calendar Jesus used and His Manifestation in Time:

[1]  How are the dates determined

[2]  Definition of Key Jewish Holy Days and why some are being incorporated into Christian Liturgical Celebrations by miguel de Portugal

[3]  Theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar

(**) Main sources consulted for Traditional Calendar:

- Calendar by USCCB and Spanish Liturgical Calendar, for the traditional Roman-Catholic dates

- for the traditional Jewish dates

[1] Epiphany
Traditional Calendar: January 6, but in most dioceses and countries, like USA, the celebration is transferred to the Sunday between January 2 and January 8, inclusive, which in 2018 is January 7. (Source)

[2] The Baptism of the Lord
Traditional Calendar: January 7 (the Sunday after Epiphany), but in countries like USA (which celebrate Epiphany on January 7), the celebration is transferred to the following Monday, January 8. (Source)

[3] Annunciation
Traditional Calendar: Since March 25, 2018 is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, normally assigned to this date, is transferred to Monday, April 9, 2018. (Source: footnote #9 in page 7 in USCCB Liturgical Calendar 2018)

[4] Rosh Hashanah
Traditional Calendar: Why two days long? Since the time of the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE and the time of Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai, normative Jewish law appears to be that Rosh Hashanah is to be celebrated for two days, because of the difficulty of determining the date of the new moon. (Source)

[5] The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Traditional Calendar: Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter, although some dioceses and countries (e.g. Spain) have moved the observance to the following Sunday - May 13th. (Source)

[6] Shavuot
Traditional Calendar: Shavuot is celebrated in Israel for one day and in the Diaspora (outside of Israel) for two days. Reform Judaism celebrates only one day, even in the Diaspora. (Source)

[7] Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima
Traditional Calendar: The Miracle at Fatima happened on Oct 13th but, despite its importance, the Anniversary is not observed in the official Catholic Liturgical Calendar in USA nor in Spain, as published by their respective Conference of Bishops.

Related Documents on The New Calendar

Theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar

2018 New Judeo Christian Liturgical Calendar - Inspired in the calendar Jesus used and His Manifestation in time

Definition of Key Jewish Holy Days and why some are being incorporated into Christian Liturgical Celebrations by miguel de Portugal

The real timing of Jesus' Last Passover, His Crucifixion and Burial

The Logical Day to Celebrate the Birth of the Messiah Is December 25th - A Judeo religious day of note since the Babylonian Exile

Calendar for other years (New and Traditional side by side):  Year 2019  |  Year 2020  |  Year 2021

Related Documents on the roots of Jesus

Jesus, Mary and Joseph were Jews - All the Jews did not crucify Jesus - The Temple fanatics Did!

The Samaritans and the Essenes - What kind of Judaism Jesus adhered?

Published on February 8th, 2018
Format updated on February 4th, 2021
+ Corrected date for the Baptism of the Lord

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