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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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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#holiday@group.v.calendar.google.com This can be accessed here or here I guess (re region: I have not seen any ...
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Does the Catholic Church have an official definition of Easter/Paschal Season?

One of the precepts of the Catholic Church says :"You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season." At some places, the words Paschal Season replace the ...
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According to mainline Protestant theology, why is Pentecost on Sunday and why did it lose its significance?

Christian Pentecost It is well known that the early Christians were Jews who accepted Jesus, who was also a Jew, as the messiah. These Christian Jews also observed Shavuot, a Jewish holiday but later ...
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On ferias, feria 2, feria 3

I'm trying to get clarification on how this word is used. 'On ferias at Terce' - does that mean any day of the week Sun->Sat? All days except Sunday? All days except Saturday and Sunday? All days ...
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Why does the Catholic Church not celebrate the Feast of Naming of Jesus?

We read at Luke 2:21: "After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb." It is surprising ...
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Were the islands/countries discovered by Hispanic explorers named after Mozarabic feast days? [closed]

The Spanish and Portuguese normally named newly discovered countries and islands after the feast days they were discovered, especially during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It always seems to ...
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Alternative Names for Eastertide?

So I just asked the question why Pentecost is called Pentecost before Pentecost in the Eastern Church. And it got me thinking, what are alternative names for Eastertide? I am aware of Eastertide, ...
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The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent

I'm not an expert, I read the rules of the community but please go easy on me if I got this wrong. I've been reading etymologies for a few years now and I have a question about the Sundays in lent. ...
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Why is there no first Sunday in Ordinary Time?

After the Baptism of the Lord, there’s the second Sunday of Ordinary Time. What happened to the first Sunday of Ordinary Time?
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Why does Christmas end on the Baptism of the Lord and not on the Presentation of the Lord?

The Presentation of the Lord is celebrated exactly 40 days after Christmas, yet Christmas ends on the Baptism of the Lord, which is the beginning of Ordinary Time. Why is the Christmas season short ...
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How to know when a particular verse of the Bible have been or will be part of the Liturgy of the Word? (Catholic)

Is there a way to know (perhaps through an online database) when a particular verse of the Bible have been or will be read in Mass (if ever)? It could be under any rite (ordinary, extraordinary, ...
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Is there a name for when Jesus was baptized?

I thought I remembered hearing once a name for when Jesus was baptized. Specifically it was referencing the miracle that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were all directly observed at that time (...
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Why is the feast of the Visitation not transferred when impeded by Corpus Christi?

When a feast falls on a Sunday, it is transferred to the Monday. This year, the feast of the Visitation (31 May) was impeded by the solemnity of Corpus Christi (in most places). However, today, 1 ...
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Why do the majority of Protestants celebrate Easter on the same day as the Catholic Church?

There are likely some Protestants that either refuse to celebrate Easter or with Jehovah witnesses that celebrate on a different day to the Catholic Church. But the vast majority of Protestant ...
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When were the “three times a year” when one was supposed to receive communion?

In E.M. Forster's novel Maurice, the character Durham remarks that he had a row with his mother and explains: Why? On account of Christmas. I didn't want to communicate. You're supposed to receive ...
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What exactly is a liber ordinarius?

I presume a liber ordinarius contains texts and/or chants used during masses. Does it cover the entire liturgical year? Do I remember correctly that it may contain only incipits of the to be used ...
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Looking for the source of a Cardinal Ratziger quote regarding the liturgy

Several years ago, I remember reading the statement of Cardinal Ratzinger in which the Cardinal stated (in essence) that he desired that those who use the Tradentine form of the Mass would use the ...
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What liturgical calendar does the Anglican Ordinariate follow?

Is the liturgical calendar that the Anglican Ordinariates follow the same as the Novus Ordo (Ordinary Form) calendar, or the Tridentine (Extraordinary Form) calendar, or perhaps it is the same as the ...
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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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Are there any Tridentine Rite Catholic communities that also use the Liturgical Calendar of 1970?

The Roman Catholic Church has two Liturgical Forms of Mass in usage at the moment: The Ordinary Form of the Mass (of Pope Paul VI) and the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (of Pope Pius V). Usually ...
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Did the Annunciation and Good Friday coincide?

As we know, Good Friday falls on March 25 (2016) this year. In Catholic and Orthodox Churches, March 25 is also the Feast of the Annunciation. A priest friend of mine, told me there was once a ...
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What is the purpose if the feast of visitation and on what day of the year is it celebrated?

Recently read a little mention of feasts the Catholic Church commemorate regarding events in Mary's life. Does the feast of visitation refer to the conception of Jesus?
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Are the Sorrowful Mysteries recited when Christmas is on a Friday?

The Rosary has four sets of mysteries, each of which is assigned to specific days of the week. The Sorrowful Mysteries are assigned to Friday. When Christmas falls on a Friday is there any guidance ...
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What exactly is “Ordinary Time” in the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar?

In the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar, there is a period known as Ordinary Time. What is it exactly and what differentiates this period from the others in the calendar. The answer should also ...
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Why is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception treated differently?

I know that the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a seemingly immoveable feast. Unlike the other holy days the obligation is not transferred when it falls on a Saturday or a Monday (so you ...
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Why is Easter celebrated on a different day every year and Christmas is not?

It is well known that on Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection, but every year it is held on a different date, whereas Jesus' birthday—Christmas—is celebrated on the same day every year. ...