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Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation. As such, Catholics are expected to attend Mass on that day. (The vigil mass on Christmas Eve counts). but are they obligated to celebrate Christmas in the traditional tree-in-the-house, gift-giving sense? No, they are not obligated. Such celebration is optional, though most Catholics probably do that as it ...


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John's Gospel Chapter 1 tells us that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (v1) and that this Word became flesh and dwelt among us (v14). So Christians beleve the Birth of Christ entailed the Incarnation (becoming flesh) of God Himself as a human person. This, if true, was one of the most important things ever to ...


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While participation in the Holy Mass on Christmas is mandatory, receiving of Holy Communion is not. It is also not mandatory to have other celebrations. In fact, many members choose not to celebrate Christmas within a year of death of a family member, or someone equally dear.


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I suggest you read Romans 14, excerpts of which I include as follows: Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. . . . One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord ...


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As a Catholic, you are required to celebrate the "holy-day" of Christmas, as you mentioned, by going to Mass, receiving the Eucharist, giving honor and glory to God and celebrating Jesus' birth. However, you are not required to celebrate it in the "traditional tree in the house gift giving sense". These traditions, like many traditions on Christian holidays, ...


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Christmas isn't a birthday party. It is a feast day for the incarnation of the logos as mentioned in: John 1:14 NIV The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. It could be celebrated on any day. The reasons the day in December ...


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The Christmas Season starts with Midnight Mass or the Christmas vigil (according to the new rite) and continues with a holy joy until the 2nd Vespers of the feast of the presentation of the Lord (February 2nd).The celebration of a 40 day season for Christmas goes so far back into antiquity that it is impossible to know at what point in time it became a ...



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