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The part of the Eucharist and Offices which changes with the ecclesiastical season. The ‘Proper of Saints’ is the Proper for festivals of a fixed date; the ‘Proper of Time’ that for Sundays, ferias, and movable feasts. In the RC Church many saints' days share the same Proper with others; such Propers are printed once under the heading ‘Common of Saints’.

Subjects: Christianity.


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