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Quadragesima Sunday

Between February 8 and March 14; first Sunday in Lent in West
The name for the first Sunday in Lent is derived from the Latin word meaning "fortieth." The first Sunday of the Lenten season is 40 days before Easter. The other "numbered" Sundays, all before Lent, are Quinquagesima ("fiftieth"), Sexagesima ("sixtieth"), and Septuagesima ("seventieth"). These are reckoned by an approximate number of days before Easter; only Quadrigesima is close to the actual count. These names, as well as "Pre-Lent," are no longer used, the calendar now referring to the number of Sundays after Epiphany, e.g. first Sunday after Epiphany, second Sunday after Epiphany, and so on until Ash Wednesday, then, first Sunday in Lent.
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DictDays-1988, p. 93
EncyEaster-2002, pp. 19, 349, 350
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OxYear-1999, pp. 42, 43, 602, 605, 612
RelHolCal-2004, p. 92
SaintFestCh-1904, p. 97
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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(Salamanca, 1498); Jacques de Bethencourt, Nova pen--itentialis Quadragesima, nec non purgatorium in morbum Gallicum, sive Venereum ...
Berceo also amplifies his character's other achievement: Ildefonso establishes a new Marian feast day since one of her solemnities occurs in Lent and therefore cannot be celebrated properly ("Tiempo de quadragesima es de affliction, / nin cantan 'aleluya' nin facen procession" [56ab]).
Already at the Council of Nicea in 325 the bishops spoke of the quadragesima paschae (Latin for "40 days before Easter") as the well-established custom.
del presente fino il p.mo giorno della quadragesima, et perche si vede continuar in questa citta in tutte le qualita de persone una grandissma devotione et un concorso grande a quesco santissimo giubileo, non essendo bene interromeperlo, ne anco per il sop.to tempo.
The Lenten origin remains clear in Sicily, however, where the same cookie is called quaresimale, a form of the Latin word for Lent, quadragesima. Kwarizemal, a honey and almond confection from nearby Malta, has the same origin.
The undergraduates for whom this survey is clearly intended will benefit from a reference section at the end of the book which outlines basic matters of church history, doctrine, liturgy, and the Bible, where they can look up what Quadragesima is or who John Cassian was.
(58) Sermons in Quadragesima 7.11, in Opera 4.420.18.
In school, I learned that Cuaresma which is Spanish came from the Latin word Quadragesima, but before that the Greeks called the 40th (fortieth day) tessarakoste.
Why Is Lent So Long? Lent was originally referred to as (http://catholicism.about.com/od/lent/fl/The-40-Days-of-Lent.htm) Quadragesima , which is the Latin word for forty.
* In his 1931 encyclical, Quadragesima Anno, Pope Pius XI "contended that 'lowering or raising wages unduly, with a view to private profit, and with no consideration for the common good, is contrary to social justice.' Wages should be determined in order to provide as many jobs as possible."