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The Liturgical Year – History of Advent Part IV

Read more parts here The Greek Church still continues to observe the fast of Advent, though with much less rigour than that of Lent. It consists of forty days, beginning with November 14, the day on which this Church keeps the feast of the apostle St. Philip. During this entire period, the people abstain from flesh-meat, butter, milk, and eggs …

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The Liturgical Year – History of Advent Part III

Read more parts here The obligation of observing this Lent, which, though introduced so imperceptibly, had by degrees acquired the force of a sacred law, began to be relaxed, and the forty days from St. Martin’s day to Christmas was reduced to four weeks. We have seen that this fast began to be observed first in France; but thence it …

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The Liturgical Year – History of Advent Part II

(Part I here) As I read this section I am struck by the repeated emphasis on penance and fasting that used to be associated with Advent. I think that some remnants of the fasting rules lasted up until Vatican II and I know that in the East this is still a penitential season. The oldest document in which we find …

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Noel – A Tiber River Review

Since Advent began this past Sunday, my house has been a buzz with all sorts of seasonal sounds and activities.  Among those sounds is the beautiful music from The Priests.  Their new Christmas CD, Noel, is a collection of fifteen traditional Christmas carols. Not having been familiar with The Priests and any of their previous music, I was totally blown …

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The Liturgical Year – Advent Part I

Several years ago Loreto Publications printed the multi-volume The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. This is still the most complete study of the Catholic liturgy but it is unfortunately out of print. Fortunately, I bought a copy and since it is not under copyright, I am going to be posting sections of it throughout the year. It is important to …

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Catholic Black Friday Specials

Advent Calendars | Christmas Cards | Advent Books | Christmas Music | Gift Wrap Black Friday Specials (Good from 11/25 through 11/27) Now is your chance for those once-a-year specials you’ve been planning on.  The best part is you don’t even have to put your shoes on to get them Browse Black Friday Specials>> Truth and Life Audio Bible Reg …

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