Isn’t it interesting that the Christian year begins the first Sunday in Advent? What a lovely way to orient ourselves to a new year, by beginning with quietness and darkness, preparing to welcome the great light of Christ.
I painted this church year calendar for my own children, as a way for them to visualize how the changing sundays and colors of the church year correspond to the seasons. Now that we live on a farm, I am even more appreciative of the endless sundays in Trinity, that ordinary time, that is full of the necessary and mundane business of life. As we approach winter, with less “ordinary” work, our time is free for celebration and feasting.
Please enjoy this printable with your own family, and Happy New Church Year!