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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Feasts
Feast Days, or Holy Days, are days which are celebrated in commemoration of the sacred mysteries and events recorded in the history of our redemption, in memory of the Virgin Mother of Christ, or of His
feasts of a higher rank are the duplicia majora (introduced by Clement VIII), the duplicia secundae classis and the duplicia primae classis.
feasts has been determined by a decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites (22 Aug., 1893), and is found in the introduction to the Roman Breviary.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06021b.htm   (1638 words)

  Diocese of Lansing
Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast Day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord/Christmas Day
www.dioceseoflansing.org /calendar.html   (492 words)

  Encyclopedia Article: The Nineteen Day Feast
The modern form of the feast arose during the ministry of Shoghi Effendi and parallels the rise of the modern local spiritual assembly.
The feast is to consist of three parts: first, devotional, consisting of readings from the Baha'i sacred writings; second, a general community meeting, at which the local spiritual assembly and the community can consult; and third, a social meeting, at which food is served.
Although the three-part format of the feast is observed everywhere in the Baha'i world, there is considerable variation in the details of the programme among countries, communities and even individual hosts, a diversity encouraged by the Universal House of Justice.
bahai-library.com /encyclopedia/feast.html   (2037 words)

New Year's day differed in different periods, but the year began in the month Nisan or Abib (around April) and the first of the great feasts of Israel was the Passover which also included the Feast of Unleavened Bread which commemorated the exodus from Egypt.
In the fall came the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur was the most solemn day of all when the high priest entered the inner sanctuary of the Temple, the Holy of Holies and made atonement for all the sins which the people committed throughout the year.
This feast was founded by Judas Maccabaeus in honor of the cleansing of the Temple in BC 164, two hundred years before, 6 and 1/2 years after the profaning of Antiochus Epiphanes.
latter-rain.com /Israel/feasts.htm   (2401 words)

When one of the feast days fell on the seventh day Sabbath, it was referred to as a high Sabbath day (John 19:31).
This feast was also a shadow or type because fifty days after the resurrection there was the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that resulted in three thousand souls being added to the church in one day.
This final feast of the year is a celebration of ingathering at the end of the harvest (Exo 23:16) and is a time of rejoicing and fellowship.
www.aloha.net /~mikesch/feasts.htm   (1695 words)

 Biblical Holidays Jewish Feasts Reveal Messiah Yeshua -Jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The last ten days of this forty-day season are the Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement, or the ten High Holy Days (Days of Awe).
The long period between The Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Trumpets is symbolic of the long period between the formation of the church at the Feast of Weeks and the regathering of Israel to the trumpet blast calling all born again believers (see illustration).
The holiest day in the Jewish year (a fast day not a feast day), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), is spent in fasting, prayer, and confession.
biblicalholidays.com /fall_holidays.htm   (756 words)

 Feast in the Greek and Hebrew in the OT
Feast in the Greek and Hebrew in the OT The Terminology for 'Feast' in the OT (in Greek and Hebrew)
Deuteronomy 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
Esther 9:22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
www.666man.net /Colossians_2_16-17_By_David_Conklin/feast.html   (4070 words)

 What Is the Bahá'í Feast?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bahá'í communities hold Feast, normally, on the first day of the Bahá'í month, each of which is 19 days long.
The importance and character of the institution of the Feast are clearly emphasized in the Holy Scriptures of Bahá'u'lláh and `Abdu'l-Bahá.
The social portion of the Feast gives everyone further opportunity to discuss the topics of the Spiritual Texts that were read during the devotional portion and the administrative tasks ahead of the community as indicated during the consultative portion.
www.geocities.com /~quddus/feast/feastis.html   (424 words)

 Healthy Feast Day Cooking   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With feast day coming, most people are planning what to serve to the many friends and family that will be arriving to celebrate San Geronimo Feast Day on September 30th.
Actually, feast days are a diabetics nightmare, unless you plan on serving foods that are tasty, yet good for you.
Most cooks will be serving the standard feast day fare, such as red chili, green chili, vegetable or other stews, posole, and or course, the pies bread and deserts.
www.laplaza.org /health/dwc/patient/feast_cooking.html   (144 words)

 Teaching the Faith
The significance of the Nineteen Day Feast is thus threefold.
The chief opportunity which the friends have for discussion on administrative questions is during the Nineteen Day Feasts, at which time the members of the assembly can meet with the body of the believers and discuss in common the affairs of the Cause, and suggest new policies and methods.
The best occasion chosen for this purpose is the Nineteen Day Feast, which, besides its social and spiritual aspects, fulfils various administrative needs and requirements of the Community, chief among them being the need for open and constructive criticism and deliberation regarding the state of affairs within the local Baha'i Community.
bci.org /danapointbahais/explore/feast.html   (868 words)

The Feast of Tabernacles also commemorates the ceremonies of the completion and dedication of King Solomon’s Temple, which was begun in the year 2992 Anno Lucis, and finished in a little more than seven years.
The Feast of Tishri in Scottish Rite Masonry derives from the Jewish Festival of Sukkoth which is marked chiefly by the building of temporary structures (sukkah, singular; sukkoth, plural) made of boards, canvass, etc. and roofed with branches, especially pine branches.
Beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri, the feast is celebrated for eight days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel, and for seven days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel.
www.neksvalley.org /feast_of_tishri.htm   (1846 words)

 Special Feast Days
This feast recalls the apparitions of Mary at the hill of Tepayac on December 9-12, 1531 to Blessed Juan Diego.
This feast was instituted by Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto.
This feast originated in the fourth century as the Eastern Feast of all Martyrs and was attested to by St. Ephrem.
www.carr.org /~meripper/faith/feasts.htm   (3686 words)

 Stolen Feasts part 1
When I say your feast days, I am referring to the feast of YHWH which were given to his people and are listed in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus.
If you are not observing the feast days of Yahweh, I encourage you to go through this study with an open mind and an open heart.
The days can be divided into the early or spring feast days and the later or fall feast days.
www.assemblyofyahshua.com /Stolenfeastspart1.html   (791 words)

 Index of Entries Dealing with Saints
Cadocus or Cadoc - Abbot of Wales: Feast Day
Medina, alias Cronan, of Balla - Abbot in Ireland: Feast Day
Suranus - Abbot in Umbria, martyr: Feast Day
www.thebookofdays.com /indexes/saints.htm   (436 words)

 Pictures for this day in History
Facts and picutres for this day in history brought to you by Webshots and Reference.com
Fact of the Day: Fact of the Day: white chocolate
-- Feast day of St. Odo of Cluny, St. Romanus of Antioch, and St. Mawes or Maudez.
www.webshots.com /does/thisdayinhistory   (454 words)

 First Thanksgiving Day Feast,National Day of Thanksgiving,First Thanksgiving Feast
According to historians, the first thanksgiving feast was eaten outside, as the colonists didn't have sufficient space to accommodate everyone.
The feast was held to rejoice their fruits of labour.
The feast is described in a firsthand account presumably written by a leader of the colony, Edward Winslow.
www.thanksgiving-day.org /first-thanksgiving-day-feast.html   (290 words)

 SurigaoIslands.com :: Calendar of Activities Surigao,Surigao City Fiesta,Philippine Festivals,Surigao del norte ...
May 15-16 - Municipality of Alegria (San Isidro Labrador): A thanksgiving festival in honor of the feast day of San Isidro Labrador, the farmer Saint for a bountiful harvest.
July 15-16 -Municipality of Tagana-an (Our Lady of Mount Carmel): The feast day of our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated in a two day event of pomp, pageantry and prayers as a way of thanksgiving for all intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
August 27 - Municipality of Santa Monica (St. Monica): A day celebration in honor of the feast day of St. Monica, solemn procession marks the highlight of event.
www.surigaoislands.com /calendar.html   (1491 words)

 Feast day - OrthodoxWiki
A feast day (or festival) is the date a saint, a holy event, or a holy object is commemorated in the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church.
A feast day is primarily celebrated through the hymnography of the Church's divine services appointed to be celebrated on such day.
The feast day of a saint is generally the date of his or her death.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Feast_day   (172 words)

Along with the biblical reference in Acts 2:14 that confirms that the Virgin Mary was with the Holy Apostles on the day of Pentecost, the tradition of the Church holds that she remained in the home of the Apostle John in Jerusalem, continuing a ministry in word and deed.
A strict fast is followed on most of the days (no meat, dairy, oil, or wine), with the exceptions of fish on the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) and the day of the Dormition.
The Feast of the Dormition is celebrated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom which is conducted on the morning of the Feast and preceded by a Matins (Orthros) service.
www.goarch.org /en/special/listen_learn_share/dormition/learn   (1130 words)

 Encyclopedia Mythica: Feast days
This mid-Winter feast commences as the ewes begin to lactate and is the start of the new agricultural cycle.
During this day secret rites were in the house of a prominent Roman magistrate.
On this day offerings were brought to her in a mundus, a opened groove.
www.pantheon.org /miscellaneous/feastdays.html   (776 words)

 Valentine's Day History
Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.
In 1381, Chaucer composed a poem in honor of the engagement between England's Richard II and Anne of Bohemia.
As was the poetic tradition, Chaucer associated the occasion with a feast day.
www.factmonster.com /spot/valentinesdayhistory.html   (525 words)

 OasisLocator - Feast Days
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was established as a time to put away leaven (yeast) from all bread that was to be eaten.
The Feast of Trumpets is a feast that is set to occur in the seventh month of the year on the first day.
feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
www.oasislocator.org /feast.html   (2687 words)

 May Day
It's a neopagan festival, a saint's feast day, and a day for organized labor.
May Day was also a time for morris dancing and other dances, often around the maypole.
Labor Day is still celebrated on May 1 in countries around the world, and it is still often a day for protests and rallies.
www.factmonster.com /spot/mayday.html   (823 words)

 Groundhog Day/Candlemas
Groundhog Day on Feb. 2 has its origin in European religious history and the Christian feast day called The Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary, or Candlemas Day.
The day is set aside to commemorate the presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple of Jerusalem and the Feast of Lighted candles is mentioned by Bede and St. Eligius, who was bishop of Noyon from 640 to 648.
Thesmophoria in ancient Greece are the rites associated with the disappearance and reappearance of Persephone the daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest.
users.erols.com /bcccsbs/esoterica/candlema.htm   (788 words)

 Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate: Happy Feast Day of St. Patrick - 17 March
Patrick's Day, like Christmas, is a religious feast day that has lost much of its meaning due to over-secularization.
Personally, one of the biggest problems I have with the secular celebrations of St. Patrick's Day is the ubiquitous presence of the leprechaun.
Columba), Brendan, Aidan, and Columbanus - deserve better on the feast day of their patron saint than to be represented by a short, ruddy (and might I add, pagan) fairy dressed in a green suit.
proecclesia.blogspot.com /2007/03/happy-feast-day-of-st-patrick-17-march.html   (1364 words)

 feast - Definitions from Dictionary.com
A feast is a meal with a plenteous supply of food and drink for a large company: to provide a feast for all company employees.
A banquet is an elaborate feast for a formal and ceremonious occasion: the main speaker at a banquet.
Feasting was a part of the observances connected with the offering up of sacrifices (Deut.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/feast   (595 words)

 feast day definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
feast day definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
day of religious festival: a day on which a religious festival takes place
day of eating: a day on which an elaborate celebratory meal is enjoyed
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861690160/feast_day.html   (89 words)

 A moveable feast
A feast day that falls on the same day of the week each year but which has a date which varies.
The Christian moveable (or movable) feasts are those holy days that are set by the date of Easter Sunday.
This day is also known as Pancake Day in the UK and, in several places around the world, notably Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).
www.phrases.org.uk /meanings/moveable-feast.html   (402 words)

 Bahá'í Nineteen Day Feast
Open to both adults and children, the Nineteen Day Feast is the regular gathering that promotes and sustains the unity of the local Bahá'í community.
The use of the word "feast" might seem to imply that a large meal will be served.
While food and beverages are usually served, the term itself is meant to suggest that the community should enjoy a "spiritual feast" of worship, companionship and unity.
www.upliftingwords.org /feast.htm   (264 words)

 Catholic Explorer :: St. Joseph feast day is a banquet for believers
The feast at the Downers Grove parish is comprised of fish, pasta, salads, pizza and breads.
Whether it was the festivities at the Westmont parish or her childhood observance that years ago took place at her great aunt’s house in Bridgeport, Skocilich continues to relish in the tradition.
It is a special day to honor St. Joseph and thank him for the blessings received on his behalf, she said.
www.catholicexplorer.com /explore4325/people/st-joseph-feast-day-is-a-.shtml   (928 words)

 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Holy days
This Catholic feast day commemorates their belief that Mary, Jesus's mother, was taken up into heaven at the end of her life.
Christmas is a Christian holy day that marks the birth of Jesus, the son of God.
This Catholic feast day commemorates their belief that Mary was conceived without original sin.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/holydays   (427 words)

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