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Did ancient Roman Christians celebrate any Roman national holidays?

Did ancient Roman Christians celebrate any Roman national holidays? Or were all their national holidays festivities which honored pagan gods?
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Catholics Fulfilling Their Sunday and Holy Day Obligation to Attend Mass Who are Late

It is a precept of the Catholic Church for one to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. I have not received a uniform answer to the following question, so I pose it here hoping that ...
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Are birthday celebrations ungodly? [closed]

Friday the 20th was my birthday and as usual, I'll just have a quiet time thanking God for my life. I don't fellowship with JWs anymore but my conscience will not allow me as to why at all I should ...
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Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays? [closed]

Can anyone give me a good reason to how it is ok to celebrate the resurrection of Yehoshu'a Immanuel in Pagan Ritual. And also to celebrate his birth in Pagan Ritual, even though he was not born in ...
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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation?

The one I've been subscribing to for almost 2 years is this one en-gb.christian#[email protected] This can be accessed here or here I guess (re region: I have not seen any ...
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Which regional rules of lent fasting or holy days of obligation should a Catholic follow?

If I'm Catholic Argentinian by birth and citizenship and reside in Argentina, then the only thing to check is if I'm Eastern Catholic or Roman Catholic. If I'm Roman Catholic, French in nationality ...
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Are Catholic Trunk-or-Treat parties considered Halloween or All-Saint's-Day parties?

Many Catholic churches in the U.S. consider Trunk-or-Treat as a "Christ-centered, safe, family celebration". With expectations that volunteer workers' costumes & stations allude to ...
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Is a Saint Joseph the patron of men named Osip?

In the name day tradition children are named after a patron saint according to their birthdays. A boy born in Russia on or near the feast day of some Saint Joseph might thus be named Iosif. Osip is ...
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Why was Thanksgiving in the US traditionally the last Thursday before Advent? [closed]

Prior to a change instituted by President Roosevelt I understand United States Thanksgiving was the last Thursday in November. This is invariably the last Thursday before Advent Sunday (Nov 27 - Dec ...
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As a non-Christian, how to have best Christmas Day experience in Rome?

I'll be visiting Italy during holidays and will be in Rome with my partner between 20 to 28th December. I'd have already visited monuments, Vatican City and several popular cathedrals. Being a non-...
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Daniel's timeline - Yom Kippur dates 2024 [closed]

Hello, I have been working on a hypothetical Daniel’s timeline for the final “week” of 7 years prophecy (using dispensational/literal interpretation of days in the timeline) described in Daniel/...
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Is there a special name for the day between Easter and Good Friday?

I have always called it Sad Saturday in an effort to highlight the despair the disciples must have felt after seeing their Lord killed. This answer covers a lot of those days in there (most clearly ...
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What did "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" say about the Epiphany?

I was reading the "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles" to answer another question on this site and chanced upon a strange tidbit that I don't understand the meaning of: The apostles further ...
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Did John Calvin observe Christmas?

In some strands of Reformed theology, the regulative principle of worship is understood to mean that "church holidays," not specifically established in the Bible, should not be recognized in public ...
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Dates of Epiphany and Baptism celebrations shifting in Ireland and England

In Sunday Missal approved for Ireland, England & Wales, and Scotland I found, that the Epiphany of the Lord is celebrated on 6 January in Ireland, while in England & Wales and Scotland on 8 ...
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Can I become a messianic Jew [duplicate]

I am a Christian....however I no longer believe in many of the celebrations.... Christmas....Easter.....these are indeed pagan holidays and I think even if the person does not pay tribute to Nimrod ...
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What are the major Christian Festivals [closed]

Can anyone tell me what are the major Christian festivals? Which are the given government holidays and which are not?
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What is the difference between the Jewish celebration of Passover and the Christian celebration of Easter? [closed]

What are some of the main differences between the Jewish celebration of Passover from the Christian celebration of Easter?
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Is Political Correctness showing shame for our God? [closed]

Often times I see political correctness as an excuse to remove references to God. The excuse is that it is an effort to not offend those of different faiths. For example instead of Christmas it is the ...
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What is World Youth Day?

A recent question mentions World Youth Day. Wikipedia says that it's an event for young people organized by the Catholic Church. That isn't very helpful, since there are a lot of different types of ...
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Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible? [closed]

I was just curious if holiday celebrations like Christmas and Easter were written in the Bible, not merely mentioned but specifically indicating that people should celebrate them. It seems to me that ...
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good ways to deal with "It's just a pagan holiday, he wasn't even born then" [duplicate]

I roll with some atheist and agnostic friends. At a fundamental level I consider [a lot of things] this question a defeat. It doesn't need to be. I lack the faith to speak the answer with conviction-- ...
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What determines when the Flores de Mayo and the Santacruzan festival will occur each year?

As Wikipedia says: Flores de Mayo (Spanish for "Flowers of May") is a Catholic and Aglipayan festival held in the Philippines in the month of May...The Santacruzan is the pageant on the last ...
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Does Christianity allow Christians to celebrate other holidays? [closed]

A quick search on Google will come up with several Christian holidays including: Valentine's Day Good Friday Thanksgiving Christmas However, in many multi-cultural countries, there are often ...
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What have prominent theologians said about Halloween? [closed]

I am not interested in the Truth Question of whether it is a sin to celebrate. I'm particularly interested in citations of what has been said about having too much fear of evil spirits, and a fear ...
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How do Evangelicals celebrate Pentecost?

Wikipedia sayeth in vague generalities: In Evangelical churches, where a lesser degree of emphasis on the liturgical year is generally placed, Pentecost may indeed be one of the greatest ...
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How does the feast of Corpus Christi fit into the church calendar?

Looking at the calendar today, I noticed that it's Corpus Christi, which celebrates the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Maundy Thursday recalls the day the rite was first observed and seems ...