greater feria


Definition of greater feria

1 : a feria of the Roman Catholic church calendar (as a weekday of Advent or Lent) which must at least be commemorated in the office of a feast falling on the same day and the office of which has precedence over that of simple feasts or if privileged (as Ash Wednesday and the first three days of Holy Week) over any feast

called also major feria

2 : a feria of the Anglican church calendar with a service that takes precedence over feasts of low rank falling on the same day

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“Greater feria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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