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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday? The short answer: 2 obligations = 2 Masses. No two for one with this scenario! Catholics are obligated to go to mass twice: ...
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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

This year, the last Sunday of Advent is a Sunday. All Sundays are holy days of obligation. Monday, December 25, 2023, is another holy day of obligation where a different Mass is said (that of ...
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Christ-'MAS' = 'Mæsse' = Latin 'Missa' = Catholic 'Mass' / Holy Eucharist

The History of Christmas has this to say: The earliest evidence of Christ's birth being marked on December 25 is a sentence in the Chronograph of 354. Liturgical historians generally agree that this ...
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Why was Christ's birthday changed?

I have always had issues with the bible Of course you have! Humans are by nature sinful. It is in our very nature to run away from God and to do anything we possibly can to deny His existence. ...
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What is the source of this Christmas Eve meditation?

A Christmas Meditation Here follows a little more complete version of the text for your meditation: Night has fallen; the clear, bright stars are sparkling in the cold air; noisy, strident voices ...
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What is the Mass obligation for Catholics when Christmas is on a Monday?

If you want to attend the Xmas Vigil Mass which is said on Sunday evening and find it inconvenient to attend the Sunday Mass in the morning, you can attend the Anticipatory Mass said on Saturday ...
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Why was Christ's birthday changed?

Regarding the fixation of Christ's day of birth, it was done by the Roman Catholic Church to commemorate his birth but it is not accurate. This is because the season of the time they claim that Christ ...
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Why Do Eastern Orthodox and Western Churches Celebrate Christmas on Different Dates?

Why Do Eastern Orthodox and Western Churches Celebrate Christmas on Different Dates? This is simply due to the fact that some Orthodox Churches still follow the Julian Calendar for liturgical purposes....
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Christ-'MAS' = 'Mæsse' = Latin 'Missa' = Catholic 'Mass' / Holy Eucharist

I hate to answer my own question, but it is certainly worth to share the research I have done after posting this question, and to stimulate further discussion: 1-3 c. AD · No official celebration ...
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Christ-'MAS' = 'Mæsse' = Latin 'Missa' = Catholic 'Mass' / Holy Eucharist

Christ-'MAS' = 'Mæsse' = Latin 'Missa' = Catholic 'Mass' / Holy Eucharist The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ is cultural expressed as a Christmas Mass. The term Christmas is employed ...
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Why was Christ's birthday changed?

OP: Please I want to believe but I need solid proof that this isn't just something people hold onto and this stuff is real and not fake. My take is that apparently the OP believes there was an ...
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Why was Christ's birthday changed?

Why was Christ's birthday changed? The idea of making December 25 as Christ's birthday has it origins in the 2nd century. It liturgical celebration is known in the 4th century. Christ’s date of birth ...
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