Polish Liturgical Year

Polish Saints and traditions.

We will celebrate Polish saints Feasts and accommodate Polish traditions into our learning.

Polish Saints to be celebrated in every academic Year:

św. Stanisław – St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr of Kraków (known as Polish Becket) – May 8th

św. Maksymilian Kolbe – St. Maximilian Kolbe – Aug 14th

św. Jacek Odrowąż – St. Hyacinth – Aug 17th

św. Stanisław Kostka – St. Stanislaus Kostka – Sept 18th

św. Faustyna Kowalska – St. Faustina – Oct 5th

bł. Jan Paweł II – bl. John Paul II – Oct 22nd

św. Andrzej Bobola – St. Andrew Bobola – May 16th

Najświętsza Maryja Panna Częstochowska – Aug 26th – Our Lady of Chęstochowa

Polish Saints to be celebrated in Culture 1 – Piast and Jagiellonian Dynasty:

bł. Wincenty Kadłubek – bl. Vincent Kadlubek – Oct 9th

St. Jadwiga Śląska (St. Hedwig of Andechs) – Oct 16th

św. Jan Kanty (St. John Cantius) – Oct 20th

bł. Salomea – bl. Salomea of Poland – Nov 19th

św. Kazimierz Królewicz (St. Casimir) – March 4th

St. Wojciech (St. Adalbert – from Chech, but evangelized Northern Baltic tribes) – April 23rd

św. Jan z Dukli ( St. John of Dukla ) – July 8th

St. Andrzej Świerard – friend of St. Bendict – July 13th

St. Jadwiga Królowa Polski (St. Hedwig, Queen of Poland) – July 17th

św. Szymon z Lipnicy – July 18th

bł. Czesław (Bl. Ceslaus) – July 20th

St. Kinga (from Hungary, wife of a Polish king) – July 24th

also:

Święci Benedykt, Jan, Mateusz, Izaak i Krystyn – pierwsi męczennicy Polski – St. Benedict, John, Matthew, Isaac and Krystyn – first martyrs of Poland – Nov 13th

Święci Cyryl, mnich, i Metody, biskup – patroni Europy – Sts Cyril and Methodius – Feb 14th

św. Bruno z Kwefurtu – St. Bruno of Querfurt – July 12th (missionary to Prussia and Kiev)

Polish Catholic holidays to be celebrated:

All Saints Day – Nov 1st (visiting the graves?)
Christmas (Christmas decorations and jasełka)
Three Kings – Jan 6th
Fat Thursday (pączki)
Lent (Gorzkie Żale)
Palm Sunday (make your own palms)
Easter (pisanki)
Mary Queen of Poland – May 3rd

Polish prayers:

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory be

Catholic hymns to be learned:

Gaude Mater Polonia (“Rejoice, oh Mother Poland” – first Polish anthem, written in memory of St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr; 1253)

Bogurodzica (“Mother of God” – first Polish song; 1410)

Christmas carols: Wśród nocnej ciszy; Bóg się rodzi; Dzisiaj w Betlejem; Przybieżei do Betlejem; Lulajże Jezuniu;

Stabat Mater Dolorosa (“Stała Matka Boleściwa”) during Lent

Exsultet – Orędzie wielkanocne 1060

Z dawna Polski Tyś Królową

Additionally:

Polish national holidays to be celebrated:

Święto Niepodległości (Independence Day) – Nov 11th
Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja Constitution Day – May 3rd

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