Passion Sunday (March 24-25)

First Passion Sunday, or the Fifth Sunday of Lent in Ordinary Form, actually marks the start of a new liturgical season in the Extraordinary Form.  The liturgical (though not penitential) season of Lent is officially over from I Vespers this Sunday, as we move into Passiontide. 

Passiontide was traditionally a period of more intensive fasting than the earlier period of Lent, as Easter draws nearer.

If you need to refresh your memory on the rubrics for the Office during this period, you can find a summary of them here.

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