Origin of SexagesimaMiddle English sexagesime from Ecclesiastical Late Latin sexagesima (dies) from feminine of Classical Latin sexagesimus, sixtieth (+ dies, day), as in Quinquagesima, Quadragesima: reason for name uncertain
The congregation attended a church service for sexagesima Sunday.
An example of Sexagesima is the day two Sundays before the first day of Lent in the Christian religion that marks the start of the pre-Lenten season.
Origin of SexagesimaLate Latin sexāgēsima (diēs) sixtieth (day) from feminine of Latin sexāgēsimus sixtieth from sexāgintā sixty ; see sexagenary .
- Equivalent reQaapa?coo-n) (now superseded by the term p roTEta " the fast"), are derived from the Sunday which was the fortieth day before Easter, as Quinquagesima and Sexagesima are the fiftieth and sixtieth, Quadragesima being until the 7th century the capul jejunii or first day of the fast.
- About the same time the cycle of paschal solemnities was extended to the ninth week before Easter by the institution of stational masses for Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima Sundays.
- The Greek Lent begins on the Monday of Sexagesima, with a week of preparatory fasting, known as TvpoOl yca, or the "butter-week"; the actual fast, however, starts on the Monday of Quinquagesima (Estomihi), this week being known as "the first week of the fast" (050µas T&vv vriamtwv).