Low Sunday

Low Sunday
   The first Sunday after Easter is the Octave of the Queen of Festivals and is commonly called "Low Sunday." It is so called from its contrast with the High Festival of Easter Day. The same note of holy joy is struck, but lower down on the scale.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Low Sunday — • The first Sunday after Easter Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Low Sunday     Low Sunday     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Low Sunday — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low Sunday — Sunday Sun day, n. [AS. sunnand[ae]g; sunne, gen. sunnan, the sun + d[ae]g day; akin to D. zondag, G. sonntag; so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or to its worship. See {Sun}, and {Day}.] The first day of the week,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low Sunday — n. the first Sunday after Easter …   English World dictionary

  • Low Sunday — Low Sun|day the Sunday following Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Low Sunday — Low′ Sun′day n. rel the first Sunday after Easter • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Low Sunday — /loʊ ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say loh sunday) noun the Sunday next after Easter …  

  • Low Sunday — noun Date: 15th century the Sunday following Easter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Low Sunday — the first Sunday after Easter. Also called Quasimodo. [1505 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • LOW SUNDAY —    name given in Catholic countries to the next Sunday after Easter, in contrast with the style of the festival just closed …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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