Sundays, Special There are a number of Sundays in the year, which have received names suggested by events happening upon or near those days. We give below a classified list:
ADVENT SEE ADVENT (q.v.). The Sundays in Advent are called in the Greek Church by a certain number in connection with St. Luke's Gospel; thus, Advent Sunday is: the "Tenth of Luke." The third Sunday in Advent is called Gaudete, from the Introit.
After EPIPHANY SEE EPIPHANY (q.v.). It is called in the Greek Church "Sunday after the Lights;" in the north of Italy "Marriage Sunday," from the Gospel. The second Sunday after Epiphany is known as the "Fifteenth of Luke." Before SEPTUAGESIMA SEE SEPTUAGESIMA (q.v.), called in the Greek Church "Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee." SEPTUAGESIMA SEE SEPTUAGESIMA (q.v.), called by the Greeks "Sunday of the Prodigal," and in the West "Close of Alleluia." SEXAGESIMA SEE SEXAGESIMA (q.v.), in the Greek Church "Sunday of Apocreos," because meat is not eaten beyond it. It was also called "Sunday of the Sower." QUINQUAGESIMA SEE QUINQUAGESIMA (q.v.), called Quinquagesima Poenitentiae; also Esto Mihi (Ps 31:2), from the Introit; in Germany "Priest's Fortnight," ecclesiastics commencing their fast on this day; and in the Greek Church Tyrophagus, because cheese is no longer eaten. In LENT SEE LENT (q.v.).
1. Quadragesima (q.v.), called Inviocavit (Ps 91:15) in the East "Orthodoxy Sunday" in England (994) "Holy Day."
2. Reminiscere, from the Introit (Ps 25:6); and in France "Transfiguration," from the Gospel in the Paris use.
3. Oculi, from the Intruit (Ps 25:15); and in the East "Adoration of the Cross."
4. Laetare (Isa 54:1), "Sunday of the Golden Rose" (q.v.); ," Refreshment Sunday" (Genesis 43); "Midlent Sunday;" in the Greek Church "Sunday of the Great Canon," from; a special hymn. In England it was known as "Care-Sunday" (Kar, a penalty); "Mothering-Sunday" (Ga 6:18), when all persons made their offerings in the cathedral or mother-church; "Simnel" or '"Carling Sunday," from eating in wheat cakes or beans on this day.
5. Judica (Ps 43:1), "Passion Sunday;" "Dimanche Reprus," from veiling the images; "Sunday of the Quintaiu" in France, from the sports of the day; "Black Sunday" in Germany, from the veiling of the crosses when the words "Jesus hid himself" were read.
PALM-SUNDAY SEE PALM-SUNDAY (q.v.), also "Sunday of the Willow-boughs." EASTER SEE EASTER (q.v.).
1. First Sunday after Easter or Octave, has various appellations; Dominicca in Albhi., persons who were baptized at Easter, laying aside the white robes then received; Dies Naeophytorum, the newly baptized being, then recognized as actual members of the Church; Quinquageasima (q.v.); Pascha Clausum, close of Easter; Octava Infatitims, in allusion to the newly baptized: — Quasimnodogetiti, in allusion to man's renovation by the Resurrection.
2. The second Sunday was known as that of the "Three Ointment-bearers," from the Gospel; "Sr. Thonims," or "Renewal Sunday" (Joh 20:27);. Misericordias Domiunis, from the Introit (Ps 23:5); "Sunday of White Cloths" or "after the exhibition of relics."
3. "Of the Paralytic" in the Greek Church; in the Latin, Jubilate, from the Introit (Ps 62:2).
4. Mid-Pentecost; in the Greek Church "Of the Salmalitan" in the Latin from the Introits, Cantate (Ps 98:1); Rogate (Song 2:14); Exaeudi (Ps 27:7).
5. Rogation (q.v.); in the Greek Church "Of the Blind man." WHIT- SUNDAY SEE WHIT-SUNDAY (q.v.).
TRINITY SUNDAY SEE TRINITY SUNDAY (q.v.); in the East "All Saints Sunday;" in France "King of Sundays," or "Blessed Sunday." 1. "Sunday of the rich man and Lazarus" was the term used to designate the first Sunday after Trinity. 15. "Sunday of the Lilies" is the name by which the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity is known.
After Ascension; in' the East "Sunday of the 31S," in allusion to the Nicene fathers; at Rome, "Sunday of Roses," so called by Innocent III in 1130, roses being thrown from the roof of Santa Maria Rotunda, symbolical of the gifts of the Spirit. Sundays after Pentecost, Sundays from Whit-Sunday to Advent; but in England, anciently as now, Sundays after Trinity.