Temporale

The section of a service book such as a missal or breviary that provided the variable portions of services for seasons of the church year that were centered on the date of Christmas or Easter, and not the fixed dates of the church calendar. The propers for the fixed holy days appeared in the Sanctorale, with the exception of those in the Christmas season.

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