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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 6


Celebration New Traditional
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ Feb 2
Feb 2
The Baptism of the Lord Feb 26
Jan 13
Ash Wednesday Feb 27
Mar 6

Period of LENT

Celebration New Traditional
Lent Feb 27 to
Sundown on Apr 13 (Holy Saturday)
Mar 6 to
Apr 20 (Holy Saturday)


Celebration New Traditional
Spring Equinox
[Reference point - not a feast]
Mar 20 at 11:58 PM
(Jerusalem Time)
Mar 20 at 11:58 PM
(Jerusalem Time)
Annunciation Mar 25
Mar 25
The Beginning of the Essene Year
[Reference point - not a feast]
Sundown on Mar 26
First day of the Essene Year - Rosh Hashanah Sundown on Mar 26 to
Sundown on Mar 27
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Sep 30 to Sundown Sep 31


Celebration New Traditional
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth Apr 1
 May 31
Palm Sunday Apr 7
Apr 14
The 14th day of the Essene year
[Reference point - not a feast]

Sundown Apr 8 to
Sundown Apr 9
Passover Meal
(Jesus' Last Passover)
Sundown Apr 9 (Tuesday)
Evening on Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday Apr 11
Apr 18
Holy Friday Apr 12
(Special Time at 3PM)
Apr 19
Holy Saturday Apr 13
Apr 20
Easter Sunday
(Resurrection Sunday)
Apr 14
Apr 21
Divine Mercy Sunday Apr 21
Apr 28
8th Day after Sukkot Divine Mercy Sunday (Apr 21) Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Oct 20 to Sundown Oct 21

APRIL - Multi-day Feasts

Celebration New Traditional
Period of the Unleavened Bread Sundown Apr 9 to
Sundown Apr 13
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Apr 20 to Sundown Apr 26
Yom Kippur
(atonement and repentance)
Sundown Apr 9 to
Apr 12 at 3PM
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Oct 8 to Sundown Oct 9
(freedom from slavery)
Sundown Apr 13 to
Sundown Apr 20
Orthodox Jewish: Sundown Oct 13 to Sundown Oct 20


Celebration New Traditional
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ May 23
May 30 (Thursday) or
  Jun 2 (Sunday)
Christ the King May 26 Nov 24


Celebration New Traditional
Pentecost Sunday Jun 2 Jun 9
Shavuot Pentecost Sunday (Jun 2) Orthodox Jewish:  Sundown Jun 8 to Sundown Jun 10
Holy Trinity Sunday Jun 9
Jun 16
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
(Corpus Christi)
Jun 16
Jun 20 (Thursday) or
Jun 23 (Sunday)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Jun 21
Jun 28
Immaculate Heart of Mary Jun 22 Omitted this year
(would be on Jun 29th)


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 1
Dec 1


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


The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ 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. (Source)

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)

Immaculate Heart of Mary. According to de United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Since the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, is celebrated on June 29, 2019, the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary is omitted this year." (Source, Pg. 7). In the calendar published by the Spanish Conference of Bishops (Source), it is also omitted, but without any comment.

Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima. The Miracle at Fatima happened on Oct 13rd 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

2019 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 2018  |  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 December 16th, 2018
Format updated on February 4th, 2021

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