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When were the "three times a year" when one was supposed to receive communion?

At the end of the Holy Communion service in the Church of England Book of Common Prayer are 9 rubrics (i.e. rules or notes) the seventh of which begins: And note, that every Parishioner shall ...
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What exactly is a liber ordinarius?

The Catholic Encyclopedia reports: In the Middle Ages, and indeed almost down to the invention of printing, the books used in the service of the Church were much more divided up than they are at ...
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Why does the Catholic Church not celebrate the Feast of Naming of Jesus?

Why does the Catholic Church not celebrate the Feast of Naming of Jesus? Who says we do not? Those who follow the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, celebrate it under the title of the Feast of the ...
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The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent

In the rhyme quoted: Tid, Mid, Misera, Carl, Paum, Good Pose-Day the Carl, Paum and Good Pose-Day refer to the 5th Sunday in Lent (14 days before Easter), the 6th Sunday in lent(7 days before ...
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Dates of Epiphany and Baptism celebrations shifting in Ireland and England

Canon 1246 of the Code of Canon Law of the Catholic Church states: Sunday, on which by apostolic tradition the paschal mystery is celebrated, must be observed in the universal Church as the ...
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Why do the majority of Protestants celebrate Easter on the same day as the Catholic Church?

Protestants have not used the same date for Easter as Catholics for every year since 1518. They did until 1582, but in 1583 the Pope introduced the Gregorian Calendar. From then on Protestants ...
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The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent

The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent According to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, the Sundays of Lent are known as the following: First Sunday of Lent: Quadragesima Sunday or Invocavit ...
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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)

Divinum Officium (GitHub repository), written in Perl, can do this. It contains data files for the Mass in several languages. Bible verses begin with a "!" (e.g., "!Num 17:8"), so you can easily ...
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Is there a name for when Jesus was baptized?

The answer to your question possibly is in fact linked to the Feast of the Epiphany. For on the Feast of the Epiphany we celebrate three mysteries of Our Lord's life. The [Catholic] Church calls Jesus'...
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According to mainline Protestant theology, why is Pentecost on Sunday and why did it lose its significance?

The count to Pentecost involves a start and an end requirement in order to reach 7 weeks of 7 plus 1 day to equal 50 days. There's only one way to achieve that; start on a Sunday and end on a Sunday ...
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What date was the second Easter?

OP: When did the early Christians celebrate the second Easter? Did it fall on the same day as the Jewish Pasch (Sabbath day / Saturday) or on the next day (Sunday)? In common across the Christian ...
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Which regional rules of lent fasting or holy days of obligation should a Catholic follow?

The rule for fasting is "when in Rome, do as the Romans do." This is exactly the case where that saying derives. Where you are on the particular day determines whether you must abstain or ...
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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)

The German Liturgic Institute has a website with an index of all pericopes printed in one of the eight volumes of the German lectionary (ordinary rite). It has sites for each biblical book with the ...
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Looking for the source of a Cardinal Ratzinger quote regarding the liturgy

The following occurs in Joseph Ratzinger: Collected Works Vol 11, Theology of the Liturgy, p.568, quoting a paper given by the then Cardinal which is cited as "Translated by Henry Taylor. From ...
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What liturgical calendar does the Anglican Ordinariate follow?

The Anglican Ordinariate follows the calendar of the Ordinary Form of the Mass (Novus Ordo), but does have elements of the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine) calendar incorporated into it. For the ...
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Why is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception treated differently?

Of course, in the United States, and in addition to all Sundays, we're obligated to attend Mass on the Holy Days of Obligation. There are six of them, in the United States. Whenever January 1 (Mary, ...
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Why is the feast of the Visitation not transferred when impeded by Corpus Christi?

The Visitation, celebrating the vist of Mary to Elizabeth while expecting Jesus and John respectively, is classed as a feast rather than a solemnity. Only the most important celebrations count as ...
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Why do the majority of Protestants celebrate Easter on the same day as the Catholic Church?

Very few Protestant traditions, if any, reject beliefs or practices simply because they are held or observed by another tradition. It might seem that way sometimes, but they almost always have some ...
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Is there a name for when Jesus was baptized?

The Wiki article on Theophany clarifies and confirms to what the OP is speaking. The feast is called Theophany because at the baptism of Christ the Holy Trinity appeared clearly to mankind for the ...
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Why is there no first Sunday of Ordinary Time?

The Catholic website ChurchYear.net has a good explanation, though it goes beyond what you're asking. Briefly: The title "The Nth Sunday of" any season is short for "Sunday in the Nth week of" that ...
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Does any denomination commemorate as Feast, events of the Old Testament?

Zechariah 14 says that all nations will eventually celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, so why would anyone think that God's Holy Days shouldn't be celebrated? Here are four examples of booklets ...
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Why does Christmas end on the Baptism of the Lord and not on the Presentation of the Lord?

Why does Christmas end on the Baptism of the Lord and not on the Presentation of the Lord? Christmastide and the Christmas Season are not the same thing! The Christmas season still ends on the Feast ...
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Are There Names for the Sundays in Eastertide?

Are There Names for the Sundays in Eastertide? The short answer is yes. But it will depend on the denomination and century involved as the Catholic Church has actually adapted a new Liturgical ...
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The Names of the Individual Sundays of Lent

For the Eastern Orthodox the Sundays of Lent are: Sunday of Orthodoxy, Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas, Sunday of the Holy Cross, Sunday of St. John Climacus, and Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt. -- Palm ...
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Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation?

Google calendar for catholic holdiays/holy days of obligation? Questions: Of what denomination/s and region/s is this above calendar? Is there some kind of catholic google calendar that covers all ...
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According to mainline Protestant theology, why is Pentecost on Sunday and why did it lose its significance?

SLM has given a full explanation of how Pentecost must be on a Sunday. All I would add is that the season of Shavuot, identified in Acts chapter 2 as Pentecost, is bound up with Passover. The two ...
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On ferias, feria 2, feria 3

On ferias, feria 2, feria 3? First of all the word feria comes from the Latin meaning free day. Historically the term by which the Church has used for the days of the week has undergone several ...
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Is Divine Mercy Sunday optional?

Is Divine Mercy Sunday optional? Of course it is optional. But not in the sense of a liturgical feast! Catholics are encouraged to celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, but it ...
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On ferias, feria 2, feria 3

Andrew Hughes' 1982 book Medieval Manuscripts for Mass and Office: A Guide to Their Organization and Terminology explains it quite well at page 18.
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Were the islands/countries discovered by Hispanic explorers named after Mozarabic feast days?

Were islands/countries discovered by Hispanic explorers named after Mozarabic feast days? The short answer is no. But that no has to be clarified. It could be yes or no, according to which Rite the ...
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