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New Judeo-Christian Liturgical Calendar

Inspired in the Calendar Jesus Used and His Manifestation in Time (1)

2025

and Traditional Calendar

January February March April May June July August September October November December


INTRODUCTION

In another document, you can read the theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar. We will just remind here the summarized purpose: To provide a true Christian Liturgical Calendar that honors the fundamental pre-Babylonian Jewish Holy Days, reinforcing the connection of those celebrations with the manifestation of Jesus in Time, who came to "fulfill the law and the prophets" [Matthew 5:17].

The post-Babylonian Jews changed the determination of the beginning of the Jewish New Year to depend on the phases of the Moon. Modern Christian tradition inherits the dependence on the Moon, albeit with variations in the criteria (2). Instead, we adhere to the Spring Equinox as the key stone from which key variable dates are derived, so it is a purely Sun-based calendar.

If read carefully —without prejudices derived from the current tradition— the Gospel testifies that Jesus celebrated the Passover on a date different from that of the Masters of the Temple and their followers.

It is theologically and historically sound that Jesus followed the same calendar as the Samaritans and the Essenes, who had preserved a tradition not adulterated by the Babylonian exile of the Jews. The historical record of the Essenes tells us that they celebrated the beginning of the year on the first Wednesday after the Spring Equinox. From that key information, the variable dates of the New Judeo-Christian Liturgical Calendar are derived (3).

The day of the Spring Equinox (4) can be easily determined by country people observing the Sun. In comparison, the exact observance of the phases of the Moon is complicated and controversial, and gives rise to complicated variations in the Calendar (2), so that "authorities" and "wise men" arise who stand between God and the simple people. With the solar Calendar there is no need for mediators. God loves simplicity.

Traditional Calendar and some other Religious Days of Note

There are dates that we consider the essentials for the New Judeo-Christian Liturgical Calendar. To find out which they are, without the distraction of other dates, you can access some past year in the original format. In the present document, the key dates of the "NEW Calendar" are listed along with the "Traditional Calendar" (which we no longer observe, but still keep track of) and other important religious dates.

In other words, the purpose of the NEW Calendar is not to focus on all secondary or minor celebrations, but we understand the convenience of having some of them, as well as the dates of the Traditional Calendar, in the same document.

                
(1) As mentioned above, the theo-logic of the Calendar can be consulted in another document.
(2) Precisely, the diversity of Jewish and Christian calendars, when it comes to determine the Passover date, confirms the inadequacy of the dependence on the Moon to bring all togheter to a common agreement. This confusion did not exist in the pre-Babilonian Essene/Jewish calendar, based on the observation of the Equinox.
(3) Search for "Rosh Hashanah" in the Calendar below (in March) for the details.
(4) It will be Autumn Equinox in the South Hemisphere but, to keep it simple, we will speak here from the perspective of the North Hemisphere, where Jerusalem resides.










JANUARY 2025

<<December 2024 Top >>February


Jan 1st
Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of the Son of God

Jan 3th
First Friday of the Month

Jan 4th
First Saturday of the Month

Jan 5th
Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
• The Sunday between January 2-5, or January 2 if none of these days is a Sunday.

NEW Calendar:

Jan 6th
The Epiphany of The Lord (1)
• Always celebrated on January 6th

Orthodox Calendar:

Jan 7th
Orthodox Christmas Day
• Many (not all) Orthodox Christians celebrate the Chrismas Day on this date, instead of Dec 25th.

Traditional Calendar, excl. USA:

Jan 6th
The Epiphany of The Lord (1)
Jan 12th
The Baptism of The Lord
• The Sunday after January 6th.

We do not observe this date for the Baptism of the Lord. It is Feb 25th in the NEW Calendar.

Traditional Calendar, USA:

Jan 2nd
Moved date of The Epiphany of The Lord (1)
• The Sunday between January 2 and 8.
Jan 12th
Moved date of the Baptism of The Lord
• The Sunday after January 6th; or the the next Monday, if that Sunday is the moved Epiphany.

We do not observe these dates. We do not follow variations on the Jan 6th date for Epiphany. And the Baptism of The Lord is Feb 25th in the NEW Calendar.

Jan 22nd
Day of Penance in USA (2)

Jan 23rd
Mary's Wedding (3)

Jan 25th
Conversion of St. Paul (Feast)

Jan 26th
Sts. Timothy and Titus (Memory)

Jan 31st
St. John Bosco

                
(1) Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles. Epiphany falls on January 6. The Epiphany is not a Holiday of Obligation in the United States, so they celebrate it on the Sunday between January 2 and 8 instead of specifically on January 6th.
(2) January 22 has been designated by the U.S. Bishops as a "particular day of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life." When January 22 falls on a Sunday, the observance is moved to the next Monday (January 23).
(3) A feast day that does not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal.










FEBRUARY 2025

<<January Top >>March


Feb 1st
First Saturday of the Month

Feb 2nd
The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ
• Always celebrated on February 2nd. The feast celebrates the Presentation of Christ in the temple at Jerusalem on the 40th day after His birth.

Feb 7th
First Friday of the Month

Feb 11th
Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 20th
Our Lady of Tears (4)

Traditional Calendar:

Feb 22nd
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

In the NEW Calendar, this is not a relevant celebration. St. Peter had an important role as administrative head of the Church, but Jesus Christ is the True Rock upon which the Church was founded. As long as this Feast contributes to Catholics' next-to-idolatry veneration to some succesors of St. Peter, we —while practicing and defending the Cathollic Faith— do not celebrate it. Plus, at the time being, there is no legitimate succesor at the Chair in the Vatican/Rome.

Feb 24th
Discovery of the Head of John the Baptizer (Celebrated by the Orthodox Church)

NEW Calendar:

Feb 25th
The Baptism of the Lord (The day before Ash Wednesday)
• It is to be observed the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in conformance with Scriptures [Matt. 3:16-17 and 4:1]

Feb 26th
Ash Wednesday (Beginning of the Period of Lent)
• It is observed 46 days before Resurrection Sunday – a date which is established by the beginning of the Essene Year, which is based on the Sun (observing the Spring Equinox) and not on the Moon.


Related Period

Feb 26th (Ash Wednesday) to Sundown on Apr 12th (Holy Saturday)

Lent

Starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Resurrection Sunday. The 40 days of fasting from meat are all of the days in this period except for Sundays.


              
(4) A feast day that does not appear in the most current Vatican Roman Missal.










MARCH 2025

<<February Top >>April


Mar 1st
First Friday of the Month

Traditional Calendar:

Mar 5th
Ash Wednesday
• Six weeks and four days before Easter Sunday.
• This date is indirectly related to the phases of the Moon, since the date of the traditional Easter depends on the phases of the Moon. We have abandoned this calendar, adopting the New Calendar which depends only on the Sun and is inspired by the Calendar followed by Jesus.
• It is Feb 26th in the NEW Calendar

Mar 7th
First Saturday of the Month

Mar 19th
Feast of St. Joseph – Husband of Mary

Mar 20th
Spring Equinox
• Reference point – not a feast. The date is obtained from Astronomic observations, using Jerusalem Time.

NEW Calendar:

Mar 25th
The Annunciation of the Lord
• Always celebrated on March 25th because it is nine months before the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ. It can, occasionally, coincide with the first day of the Essene year.
• The NEW Calendar, based on the Spring Equinox to determine the dates of the Holy Week, is such that the Annunciation will never be overlapped with the Holy Week.

Traditional Calendar:

Mar 25th
The Annunciation of the Lord
• Almost always (including this year) celebrated on March 25th.
• Some years, it is tranferred to another day, when the date of the Annunciation ovelaps with the Holy Week (as it happened in 2024, for example).

NEW Calendar:

Sundown on Mar 25th to Sundown on 26th
The Beginning of the Essene Year = Rosh Hashanah

•  Reference point and a Feast Day. The Essene Year starts at sundown of the first Tuesday after the Spring Equinox. (If the Spring Equinox happens to fall after the sundown of a calendar Tuesday, the Essene Year will start after the sundown of the Tuesday of the following week.)

• The first "day" (sundown to sundown) of the Essene Year always starts on Tuesday at sundown and ends on Wednesday at sundown.

• The Essene Year begins at sunset on the first Tuesday after the Spring Equinox, but most of this first "day" falls on Wednesday. In this sense, the Essene year "begins on Wednesday", according to the rule observed in the archaeological records of the Essene calendar.

• Because Wednesday is in the middle of the week (being Sunday the first day of the week), this means that the beginning of the Essene Year will never be separated more than half a week from the Spring Equinox. This is the main virtue of the Essene year.

• It is not that Jesus was an Essene. It is that both the Essenes and Jesus followed the same simple solar Calendar (at least for religious purposes), inherited from antiquity and which had not been corrupted by Babylonian influence in the Babylonian exile.

• It makes perfect sense that "Rosh Hashanah", meaning "New Year", be celebrated at the beginning of the Essene year, which is in March – regardless of the fact that it goes against the custom of the adulterated post-Babylonian Jewish calendar, which celebrates the new year in September.










APRIL 2025

<<March Top >>May


NEW Calendar:

Apr 1st
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
• The seventh day after the Annunciation.
• This is a very different criteria as compared with the Traditional Calendar (fixed date in May 31st). It makes the most sense for the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth to be linked after the Annunciation.

Apr 4th
First Friday of the Month

Apr 5th
First Saturday of the Month

Traditional Calendar:

Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Mercy Sunday

• Although we keep a record of these dates, please note that we have abandoned this "Traditional Calendar", which depends on the phases of the Moon due to Babylonian influence. In this document, you will find the calendar we follow as the "NEW Calendar". Ours depends only on the Sun and is inspired by the Calendar followed by Jesus.

Apr 13th
Palm Sunday
• We do not observe this date. It is Apr 6th in the NEW Calendar

Apr 17th
Holy Thursday
• It is Apr 10th in the NEW Calendar.

Apr 18th
Holy Friday (Good Friday)
• It is Apr 11th in the NEW Calendar.

Apr 19th
Holy Saturday
• It is Apr 12th in the NEW Calendar.

Apr 20th
Easter Sunday
• It is Apr 13th  in the NEW Calendar.

Apr 27th
Divine Mercy Sunday
• It is Apr 20th in the NEW Calendar.

NEW Calendar:

Palm Sunday, Holy Week & Mercy Sunday

Apr 6th

Palm Sunday
• It is the Sunday before the Tuesday when Jesus observed Passover.

Sundown Apr 8th to Sundown Apr 9th
The 14th day of the Essene year
• Reference point – not a feast. It is determined by adding 13 days to the first day of the Essene year. Begins on a Monday sundown and ends at sundown of the following Tuesday.

Apr 8th, at Sundown
Jesus's Last Passover Meal (Tuesday)
It is observed at sundown of the day when the 14th day of the Essene year ends.

Apr 10th
Holy Thursday
• Memorial of the Crucifixion. It is the Thursday of the week when the Passover is observed.

Apr 11th
Holy Friday ("Good Friday") – Special Time at 3PM
• Solemnity of the time when Jesus released His Spirit to the Father – 3PM on the Friday of the week when the Passover is observed.

Apr 12th
Holy Saturday
• It is the Saturday of the week when the Passover is observed. After the sundown on Holy Saturday, the celebration of the Resurrection commences.

Apr 13th
Easter Sunday = Resurrection Sunday
• The Sunday immediately following the celebration of the Passover on the prior Tuesday.

Apr 20tht
Divine Mercy Sunday = 8th day after Sukkot = Holy Saturday + 8
• The Sunday following Easter/Resurrection Sunday. Which also is the eighth day after Sukkot [Numbers 29:35]

Related Periods

Period of the Unleavened Bread
Sundown Apr 8th to Sundown Apr 12th
• From Jesus' Last Passover at sundown to Holy Saturday at sundown (Resurrection).
• Jesus is the new unleavened bread. The former, in the time of Moses, was a prefiguration of Jesus.

Yom Kippur (atonement and repentance)
Sundown Apr 8th to 12th at 3PM
• From Jesus' Last Passover at sundown to Holy Friday at 3PM.
• It ends when Yeshua (Jesus) expires on the cross for the salvation of humanity.
• The Passion of Jesus is the sublime occasion for our atonement and repentance.

Sukkot (freedom from slavery)
Sundown Apr 12th to Sundown Apr 19th
• They are the seven days from sundown of Holy Saturday (Resurrection) until the sundown of the following Saturday – the Saturday prior to Sunday of Divine Mercy. In this period the Exodus is memorialized.

Apr 23rd
St. George, martyr

Apr 25th
St. Mark the Evangelist

Apr 26th
Mary, Mother of Good Counsel










MAY 2025

<<April Top >>June


May 1st
St. Joseph, Worker
–and–
First Friday of the Month

May 3rd
Sts. Philip and James the Lesser – Apostles
–and–
First Saturday of the Month

May 8th
Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces

May 13th
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
–and–
First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima

May 14th
St. Matthias – Apostle

NEW Calendar:

May 21st
Mary, Mother of Light

Traditional Calendar:

May 21st
Mary, Mother of the Church

NEW Calendar:

May 22nd
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ
• It is celebrated 40 days after Holy Saturday. It always falls on a Thursday.

May 24th
Mary, Help of Christians and Mary of the Path

NEW Calendar:

May 25th
Christ the King
• The Sunday that follows Ascension Thursday and before Pentecost Sunday.
• This a very different criteria as compared with the Traditional Calendar (in late November, "the last Sunday before the First Sunday of Advent"). It makes the most sense that Chirst is coronated King after His Ascension, not far from it in November near His Birthday.

Traditional Calendar, original date:

May 29th
The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Thursday)
In some regions and countries, it is moved to the next Sunday (see June) (1)
• We do not observe this date. It is May 22nd in the NEW Calendar
• (When, in the past, we observed the traditional date of the Ascension, we preferred to keep it on Thursday, and not to follow the poorly justified convenience of moving it to Sunday.)

May 30th
St. Joan of Arc (victim of fanaticism within the Roman Catholic Church)

May 31st
Mary, Queen of all Saints
–and–
Our Lady of the Most Holy Mountain
–and–
Mary, Mother of Wonderful Love

–and–

Traditional Calendar:

May 31st
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
• We do not observe this date. It is April 1st in the NEW Calendar


                
(1) "Moved date of The Ascension (Sunday) in some regions and countries": For example, in Spain. In USA, it is also moved to Sunday, except in the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia, where it is kept on Thursday.










JUNE 2025

<<May Top >>July


NEW Calendar:

Jun 1st
Pentecost Sunday
–and–
Shavuot: Celebrates the delivery of the Ten Commandments by God to Moses.
• Both are celebrated 50 days after Holy Saturday.

Traditional Calendar, moved date:

Jun 1st
Moved date of The Ascension (Sunday) in some regions and countries (1)
In other regions and countries, it is kept on the original Thursday (see May)

Jun 6th
First Friday of the Month

Jun 7th
First Saturday of the Month

NEW Calendar:

Jun 8th
Trinity Sunday – The Most Holy Trinity
• The Sunday following Pentecost Sunday.

Jun 11th
St. Barnabas, Apostle

NEW Calendar:

Jun 15th
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ ("Corpus Christi")
• The Sunday following Holy Trinity Sunday.

Traditional Calendar:

Jun 15th
Trinity Sunday – The Most Holy Trinity
• The Sunday following Pentecost Sunday.
• We do not observe this date. It is Jun 8th in the NEW Calendar.

NEW Calendar:

Jun 20th
Sacred Heart of Jesus
• The second Friday after Holy Trinity Sunday.

Jun 21st
Immaculate Heart of Mary
• The Saturday immediately following the celebration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Traditional Calendar:

Jun 22nd
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ ("Corpus Christi")
• The Sunday following Holy Trinity Sunday.
• We do not observe this date. It is Jun 16th in the NEW Calendar

Jun 24th
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Jun 29th
St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

Jun 30th
Protomartyr Saints of the Roman Church










JULY 2025

<<June Top >>August


Jul 3rd
St. Thomas, Apostle (Feast)

Jul 4th
First Friday of the Month
–and–
(Not a Religious Date) Independence Day of the United States of America


Jul 5th
First Saturday of the Month

Jul 16th
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
• Always celebrated on July 16th

Jul 22nd
Saint Mary Magdalene

Jul 25th
St. James, Apostle

Jul 26th
St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of the Virgin Mary (Memory)

Jul 28th
Mary, Queen of Peace (Feast)

Jul 29th
Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus










AUGUST 2025

<<July Top >>September

Aug 1st
First Friday of the Month

Aug 2nd
First Saturday of the Month

Aug 5th
The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary in Rome

Aug 6th
Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Aug 15th
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

Aug 22th
The Queenship of Mary

Aug 24th
Saint Bartholomew, Apostle (Feast)

Aug 29th
Memorial of the beheading of St. John the Baptist










SEPTEMBER 2025

<<August Top >>October


Sep 5th
First Friday of the Month

Sep 6th
First Saturday of the Month

Sep 8th
Birth of the Virgin Mary
= Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feast)

Sep 11th
(Not a Religious Date) Anniversary of the 9-11 events

Sep 14th
Exaltation of the Cross
• Always celebrated on September 14th

Sep 15th
Our Lady, the Virgin of Sorrows (Memory)

Sep 21st
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Feast)

Sep 23th
Observance of the Conception of John the Baptist

Sep 24th
Our Lady of Mercy (Feast)

Sep 29th
Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels










OCTOBER 2025

<<September Top >>November


Oct 2nd
Feast of the Guardian Angels

Oct 3rd
First Friday of the Month

Oct 4th
First Saturday of the Month

Oct 5th
Thanksgiving and Petition Seasons

Oct 7th
Our Lady, the Virgin of the Rosary

Oct 13th
Anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima
• Always celebrated on October 13th

Oct 18th
St. Luke, Evangelist

Oct 28th
Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles










NOVEMBER 2025

<<October Top >>December


Nov 1st
Celebration of All Saints' Day
–and–
First Saturday of the Month

Nov 2nd
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed

Nov 7th
First Friday of the Month

Nov 9th
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Feast)

Nov 18th
The Dedication of the Basilicas of the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul

Nov 21st
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin (Memory)

Traditional Calendar:

Nov 23rd
Christ the King
• The last Sunday before the First Sunday of Advent
• We do not observe this date. It is May 25th in the NEW Calendar.

Nov 30th
Saint Andrew, Apostle (Feast)
–and–
(Not a Feast) First Sunday of Advent
• It is the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day
• Rule: Add three days to the date of the last Thursday of November









DECEMBER 2025

<<November Top


Dec 5th
First Friday of the Month

Dec 6th
First Saturday of the Month

Dec 8th
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
• Always celebrated on December 8th

Dec 12th
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 25th
Christmas Day
• Always celebrated on December 25th
• The leaders of Christianity fixed the date for the wrong reasons but, unbeknown to them, God allowed it to fulfill the right reasons.

Related Period

NEW Calendar: Channukah starts always on Dec 25th

Chanukah: Celebrates the miraculously illuminated Menorah of the rededicated Jewish Temple for eight consecutive days.

• Should be celebrated on December 25th as we observe the dawn of the Light of the World – Jesus Christ. The celebration is to last for eight days, which in Christianity is called the Christmas Octave (ending in January 1st)

Dec 26th
St. Stephen, protomartyr

Dec 27th
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

Dec 28th
Feast of the Holy Innocents

Dec 29th
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph


- - - End of the Calendar - - -



Related Documents

Theo-logic behind the New Liturgical Calendar

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 Two Passovers in Jesus' Passion Week - An Inconvenient Truth?

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

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

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



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