Below is a listing of the major Christian events this year.
All dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar.
Lent is the period of forty days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time of fasting and reflection.
St David's Day
Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he's called in Welsh, is the patron saint of Wales.
The sixth and last Sunday of Lent. Marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week.
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.
Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - his return from death after the Crucifixion. The most important Christian festival.
Ascension Day celebrates Jesus's ascension to heaven after he was resurrected on Easter Day.
The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and the birth of the Christian Church.
Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War.
Start of Advent
The beginning of the ecclesiastical year on the Sunday closest to November 30. Advent is the season before Christmas.
The day before Christmas Day.
Christmas is a Christian holy day that marks the birth of Jesus, the son of God. Jesus' birth, known as the Nativity, is described in the New Testament of the Bible.
Celebrates the visit of the wise men (the Magi) to the infant Jesus. In the East, where it originated, the Epiphany celebrates the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan.
Some denominations of Christianity also celebrate Saints’ days, which happen on fixed dates every year.
Top 10 Hymns to Watch
Here you can listen to your favourite hymns. Ten of the most popular Welsh hymns are available here. To watch and listen, click on the hymn of your choice.
What’s Coming Up?
A celebration of the life and work of Joseph Parry in Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil. Recording starts at 7pm on the 2nd of July. Contact 02920 838144 for more details
Cymanfa to announce the National Eisteddfod in Carmarthenshire. Bethany Chapel, Ammanford on the 30th of June. For more details phone 02920 838144
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