Michael Wayne Arnold

NAME

Date::Advent - Calculate the Sundays of Advent

VERSION

Version 1.20161222

SYNOPSIS

Date::Advent takes a Time::Piece date and calculates all four Sundays of Advent for the current Christian liturgical year.

As Advent is the beginning of the Christian liturgical calendar, this usually results in the date for Advent in the current year being dates in the past. E.g. The Sundays of Advent returned for 12. March 2016 would be 29. November 2015, 6. December 2015, 13. December 2015, and 20. December 2015.

    use Time::Piece;
    use Date::Advent;

    my $testAdvent = Date::Advent->new(date => Time::Piece->strptime("2016-01-01", "%Y-%m-%d"));
    say $testAdvent->firstSunday; #Gives date for first Sunday of Advent
    say $testAdvent->secondSunday; #Gives date for second Sunday of Advent
    say $testAdvent->thirdSunday; #Gives date for third Sunday of Advent
    say $testAdvent->fourthSunday; #Gives date for fourth Sunday of Advent
    say $testAdvent->christmas; #Gives date of Christmas

The development of this module is hosted on GitHub -- https://github.com/marmanold/Date-Advent -- and tested via TravisCI.

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Object Attributes

date

Time::Piece date object. Only attribute required at object construction.

christmas

Time::Piece attribute for Christmas Day as calculated from the date given at object construction.

firstSunday

Time::Piece attribute for the first Sunday of Advent as calculated from the date given at object construction.

secondSunday

Time::Piece attribute for the second Sunday of Advent as calculated from the date given at object construction.

thirdSunday

Time::Piece attribute for the third Sunday of Advent as calculated from the date given at object construction.

fourthSunday

Time::Piece attribute for the fourth Sunday of Advent as calculated from the date given at object construction.

Object Constructor

BUILD

Constructor for the Date::Advent object. Takes the Time::Piece argument of date as the date to calculate the current Christian liturgical year's Sundays of Advent from. The resulting object is immutable and cannot be changed once created.

  my $testAdvent = Date::Advent->new(date => Time::Piece->strptime("2016-01-01", "%Y-%m-%d"));

AUTHOR

Michael Wayne Arnold, <marmanold at cpan.org>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-date-advent at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Date-Advent. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Date::Advent

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to my beautiful wife, Jennifer, and my amazing daughter, Rosemary. But, above all, SOLI DEO GLORIA!

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2016 Michael Wayne Arnold.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.