Protestant Community

The Protestant Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Leslie Fraser is Advisor to the Protestant community. Mount Holyoke's Protestant Christian group is comprised of students from many different denominations: Baptists, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians and more.

Protestant Community
Protestant Community

The Protestant Community is one of nine active faith groups supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Leslie Fraser is Advisor to the Protestant community.

Mount Holyoke's Protestant Christian group is comprised of students from many different denominations: Baptists, Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians and more.

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Advent begins (Christmas Fast: E - New Calendar)

Sun, Nov 27, 2022

The Christmas Fast is the 40 day period before Christmas, ending on Christmas Eve. The New Calendar locates Christmas on December 25, the Old Calendar on January 7. (Eastern Churches)

Christmas Day

Sun, Dec 25, 2022

Christmas celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Christmas is given more importance in Western Christianity than in Eastern. College offices are closed. Accommodation may be required...

Epiphany (W)

Fri, Jan 6, 2023

Known as the Feast of Theophany (appearance of God) in Orthodox churches, the Feast of Epiphany (appearance or manifestation) comes 12 days after Christmas and closes the Christmas season with a...

Shrove Tuesday (W)

Tue, Feb 21, 2023

Shrove Tuesday occurs the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the Roman Catholic Church. ÒShroveÒ is the past tense of the word Òshrive,Ò which means to hear a confession, assign...

Ash Wednesday (W)

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

The beginning of Lent, the forty-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance and self-denial that precedes Easter. (Western Churches).

Lent

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

The forty-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance and self-denial that precedes Easter. (Western Churches).

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Pentecost (W)

Sun, Jun 5, 2022

This is a past event.

Also known as Whitsunday in some Western churches, Pentecost is the commemoration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus following his ascension (Acts 2:1-11). It comes fifty...

Easter Monday (E)

Mon, Apr 18, 2022

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In many Eastern Orthodox Churches, Easter Monday is a day for religious reflection.

Easter (W)

Sun, Apr 17, 2022

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Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It initiates the fifty-day period culminating in Pentecost.

Holy (Good) Friday (W)

Fri, Apr 15, 2022

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Commemorates the Passion of Jesus Christ, i.e., his submission to death by crucifixion. Accommodation Possible for special worship may be required for this observance/holy day. See:...

Lent

Thu, Apr 14, 2022

This is a past event.

The forty-day period (excluding Sundays) of prayer, repentance and self-denial that precedes Easter. (Western Churches).

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