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"Tis the Season

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Tis the Season game quiz
"Test your knowledge about ten of the seasons and feasts of the liturgical year. Dates, when mentioned, are based on the calendar used by the churches of the Anglican Communion, but many are also observed in Roman Catholic and other denominations. "

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. The Anglican Church observes the season of Christmas during what time period?
    Christmas Day only
    December 1 through December 24
    December 25 through January 5
    For one month beginning with American Thanksgiving

2. What is the name of the period that begins approximately seven weeks after Easter Sunday and ends around the first of December?
    Resurrection Season
    Ordinary Time
    Feast of the Apostles

3. The first season in the liturgical calendar is a time for inner reflection and preparation as Christians await the coming of Jesus. Beginning four Sundays before Christmas, what is the name of this season?

4. Holy Week is the seven day period immediately preceding what major feast in the Christian church?
    The Feast of the Annunciation
    Ascension Day

5. In the Western churches, All Saints Day is celebrated on what date?
    August 25
    January 6
    July 4
    November 1

6. What holiday honors the physical manifestation of Jesus as a human and is celebrated just after the end of the Christmas season?
    All Souls Day
    Shrove Tuesday
    Boxing Day

7. The Lenten season of sacrifice and penance begins on what day?
    Ash Wednesday
    Mardis Gras
    Third Sunday of Advent
    Holy Monday

8. Considered by many to be the birthday of the Church, the Christian Pentecost commemorates what Biblical event?
    The Holy Spirit's descent upon early church leaders
    The birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah
    Moses receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai
    The resurrection of Lazarus

9. What is the Biblical premise for the season known as Lent?
    The enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt
    The martyrdom of Stephen and Peter
    Paul's imprisonment at Caesaria
    Forty days spent by Jesus fasting in the wilderness

10. The feast day on March 25 honors what occasion?
    The beheading of John the Baptist
    Gabriel's revelation to the Virgin Mary about Jesus' upcoming birth
    The conversion of Saul of Tarsus
    Jesus' ascent into Heaven

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