Table 2 shows that other days of the ecclesiastical calendar besides saints' days also get used or noted.
This reconstruction of an ecclesiastical calendar may hold few surprises but it confirms our sanguine view about a well-informed lay piety.
But we do not hear much about setting time aside for matters of special observance or special spiritual exercises, nor conversely, about what should or should not be done because of the ecclesiastical calendar (beyond the Lenten fast).
Just as only one day in the medieval ecclesiastical calendar is Saint Anthony's Day, Allestree's calendar assumes that each day has a unique astrological significance.
The Catholic ecclesiastical calendar does not invite personalization.
(6.) Olaf Pedersen, "The Ecclesiastical Calendar and the Life of the Church," in Gregorian Reform of the Calendar: Proceedings of the Vatican Conference to Commemorate its 400th Anniversary, 1582-1982, ed.
See his article, "The Ecclesiastical Calendar and the Life of the Church," in Vatican Conference.
de Morgan, "On the Ecclesiastical Calendar", in Companion to the [British] Almanack for 1845 (London, 1845), p.
The agricultural, civil and ecclesiastical calendars had developed symbiotically in recent centuries, since when the drift in date had been only slight.
To question whether a translation of the romance Apollonius of Tyre is learned or computus (which concerns itself with the ecclesiastical calendar
) secular would perhaps be to cavil.
Kaiser explains how the ordinary Russian Christian conformed to church practices through a strict observation of the ecclesiastical calendar
in domestic life.
My argument, while it registers the ways in which the ecclesiastical calendar
was made to serve dynastic purposes, also highlights the threat that plebeian men posed to uniform ritual practice.
Since 1989, every September 1st -- the beginning of the [Orthodox] ecclesiastical calendar
-- has been designated as a day of prayer for the protection of the environment.