Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quinquagesima


Quinquagesima 

 This is a liturgical term used by the Western church derived from a Latin word which means “fiftieth.” It is used to designate the Sunday before Lent, which according to some early Roman calculations, was fifty (50) days before Easter. It is also known as Shrove Sunday. 


Quinquagesima which means fiftieth is at times incorrectly used to designate Pentecost, which falls fifty (50) days after Easter.

3 comments:

Diane said...

You find the weirdest words Gregg. haha!

Medeia Sharif said...

What an interesting word. I'm learning so much during A to Z.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I've never heard this word used in a church, Gregg. Very interesting. Hmmm...I'm gonna have to quiz the pastors I know. LOL ☺