heortology

[ hee-awr-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌhi ɔrˈtɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of the history and significance of the feasts and seasons in the ecclesiastical calendar.

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Origin of heortology

1900–05; < Greek heort(ḗ) a feast, festival + -o- + -logy
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