This entry is part 1 of 43 in the series Hobart’s Commentary on the Church YearIn his A Companion for the Book of Common Prayer, Containing an Explanation of the Service (1859), Bishop John Henry Hobart, the third bishop of New York, included an outline of the church year. He addressed each season and holy day [...]
The design of the Epistles is to excite us to imitate CHRIST as far as we can, and to manifest ourselves to be his disciples, by a constant practice of all Christian virtues.
This entry is part 3 of 43 in the series Hobart’s Commentary on the Church YearThe festivals more properly belong to our blessed Saviour, though they also relate to the Virgin. The Annunciation relates to his incarnation, and the Purification to his presence in the temple. The Epistle for the Purification contains a prediction of the first advent [...]
The first Sunday in Lent being called Quadragesima, being the fortieth day before Easter; the three preceding Sundays were denominated, from the next round numbers, Quinquagesima, fiftieth; Sexagesima, sixtieth; and Quinquagesima, seventieth day before Easter.