THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EASTER AND THE MOVEABLE FEASTS
On the Epiphany of the Lord, after the singing of the Gospel, a Deacon or cantor, in keeping with an ancient practice of Holy Church, announces from the ambo the moveable feasts of the current year according to this formula:
Know, Dear Brethren (brothers and sisters) that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God’s mercy we announce to you also the joy of his Resurrection, who is our savior.
On the 6th day of March will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season.
On the 21st day of April you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 2nd day of June, will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On the 23rd day of June, the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
On the 1st day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory forever and ever. Amen