About This Site

This site presents information about the current liturgical day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.

Unlike most sites that present such information, it includes material about both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Forms of the liturgy (meaning: the liturgy as it is experience at most Masses and also the Traditional Latin Mass). This is in keeping with Pope Benedict XVI’s desire that these two forms should enrich each other.

Learning about what is happening in both forms is a first step in that process.

The information presented about the day includes:

  • What the day commemorates
  • The saints of the day
  • The Scripture readings for the day
  • An audio version of the readings
  • The season
  • The liturgical color of the day
  • Links to additional information
  • Devotional information

You can either stop by the site daily or–better yet–subscribe by email, so that you will have a bright, shiny new email delivered to your inbox every morning with information about that day.

To sign up, you should use this form:

I hope that you find The Liturgical Day informative and spiritually enriching.

Your pal,

Jimmy Akin

P.S. You may be wondering about the header images that appear at the top of the pages on this site. I’ve prepared a special page to explain what they all are.

2 thoughts on “About This Site

  1. spacer Irksome1 on said:

    If the object of this project is is to enrich people’s knowledge of the Liturgy and the Church Calendar, shouldn’t there also be a reference page that explains things like a “Class III Day,” a “Memorial,” or a “Commemoration,” what they are and how they are distinguished from one another. Since these terms are being used in a specialized context, their exact meaning and import is opaque if not provided.

  2. spacer Jimmy Akin on said:

    I’ll see what I can do!