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church year

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Christian year

noun
1.
a year in the ecclesiastical calendar, used especially in reference to the various feast days and special seasons.
Also called church year.
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church year

annual cycle of seasons and days observed in the Christian churches in commemoration of the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and of his virtues as exhibited in the lives of the saints

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