Fr. Stephen Freeman makes a short compelling argument for participation in the Church calendar. As we are caught up in the rush of the day to day the Church calendar gives us pause and time to participate and reflect upon Christ.
The feasts on the calendar are not appointments with memorials, the recollection of events long past. They are invitations to present tense moments in the liturgical life of the world. In those moments there is an intersection of the present and the eternal. They are theophanies into which we may enter.