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  Holy Day of Obligation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Days of Obligation are the days, other than Sundays, on which the faithful are required to attend Mass.
The 1983 Code of Canon Law standardized six days to be observed as Holy Days of Obligation throughout the Church.
However, whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Holy Day of Obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Christianity, a moveable feast or movable feast is a holy day -- a feast or a fast -- whose date is not fixed to a particular day of the calendar year but moves in response to the date of Easter, which date varies according to a complex formula.
The Holy Spirit Within Christianity, the doctrine of the Trinity states that God is a single Being who exists, simultaneously and eternally, as a communion of three persons (personae, prosopa): Father (the Source, the Eternal Majesty); the Son (the eternal Logos or Word, incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth); and the Holy Spirit.
The Assumption of the B.V.M. All Saints' Day
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 Holy day of obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Holy day of obligation, in the Roman Catholic Church, is a day, besides a Sunday, on which its members are required by canon law to attend Mass.
White vestments are worn at Masses held on all holy days of obligation, even those which fall during a season of the liturgical year when some other color is used.
Complementary Norm: In accord with canon 1246, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops decrees that the holy days of obligation to be observed in the...
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 All Saints - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Roman Catholic holiday (Festum omnium sanctorum) falls on November 1, followed by All Souls Day on November 2, and is a Holy Day of Obligation, with a vigil and an octave.
November 1 was decreed a day of obligation by the Frankish king Louis the Pious in 835 issued "at the instance of Pope Gregory IV and with the assent of all the bishops."
In the Philippines, the day is spent visiting the graves of deceased relatives, where they offer prayers, lay flowers, and light candles, often in a picnic-like atmosphere.
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 Liturgical Calendar
Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation in 2005)
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)
Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation in 2006)
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 Holy Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Feast of the Holy Family is a liturgical celebration in the Catholic Church in honor of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his father, Saint Joseph.
Prior to the calendar reform undertaken by the Second Vatican Council, the Feast of the Holy Family was celebrated on the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany; that is to say, on whichever day from January 7 through January 13, all inclusive, fell on a Sunday.
At the same time the Feast of the Holy Family was moved to its present date, its original place in the calendar was taken by the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston | Questions-Holy Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother God is celebrated as one of six Holy Days of Obligation in the Dioceses of the United States (they are, Mary, Mother of God [January 1], Ascension Thursday, the Assumption [August 15], All Saints Day [November 1], the Immaculate Conception [December 8], and Christmas [December 25]).
Although this Solemnity is designated as a holy day of obligation, the faithful are dispensed from the obligation this year because the Solemnity falls on a Monday.
1246 §1 The Lord's Day, on which the paschal mystery is celebrated, is by apostolic tradition to be observed in the universal Church as the primary holyday of obligation.
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 ACH 1/23/97 -- Straight Answers from Fr. William Saunders
According to the Code of Canon Law, Easter Sunday, the day we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, is always observed as the foremost holy day of obligation for the universal Church.
However, whenever the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, the Assumption, or All Saints Day falls on a Saturday or on a Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is dispensed, meaning that the day is still a "holy day" but a person is not required to attend Mass.
For example, in 1995 Christmas fell on Monday and was a holy day with the obligation to attend Mass; on the other hand, the Solemnity of Mary, mother of God (January 1, 1996) also fell on a Monday and was a holy day but without the obligation to attend Mass.
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 Sunday Mass and Holy Day Obligation
It is both a precept of the Church and Church law that Catholics must worship God on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation by participating in the Holy Mass.
On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass; they are also to abstain from those labors and business concerns which impede the worship to be rendered to God, the joy which is proper to the Lord's Day, or the proper relaxation of mind and body.
2185 On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body.
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 2006 Liturgical Year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
As on all Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, Funeral Masses are not permitted on this day.
Holy Communion is only distributed during Mass or during the solemn commemoration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, except when given to the dying as Viaticum.
This Solemnity is a holy day of obligation.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Holy Days of Obligation, Or Holy Days of Opportunity
Holy days are usually regarded in terms of obligation and imposition.
These days are made solemnities, like a Sunday in terms of festivity and observance, because of their special importance and meaning for the universal and/or local Church.
The six holy days we now observe are a distillation of the liturgical calendars followed by the English, French and Spanish colonists.
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 Holy Day Of Obligation Or Obligation To Be Holy
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God.
In it you shall do no work: …For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.
We are not obligated to holy days; we are obligated to be holy always.
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 Spero Forum - Baptist, Protestant, and Catholic Discussion - Holy Day of Obligation
It remains a Holy Day of Obligation for the Universal Church.
Many days of obligation are dispensed depending on the day of the week, how close it is to another day of obligation (especially Sunday) and other such days.
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin-rite dioceses of the United States, in conformity with Canon 1246, are as follows:
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Holy Orders
Others also are mentioned in Holy Scripture as exercising an itinerant ministry, such as those who are in a wider sense called Apostles (Romans 16:7), or prophets, teachers, and evangelists (Ephesians 4:11).
Holy Scripture attributed the power to the Apostles and their successors (Acts 6:6; 16:22; 1 Timothy 5:22; 2 Timothy 1:6; Titus 1:5), and the Fathers and councils ascribe the power to the bishop exclusively.
Pope Gelasius (494) decreed that the ordination of priests and deacons should be held at fixed times and days, viz., on the fasts of the fourth, seventh, and tenth months, also on the fasts of the beginning and midweek (Passion Sunday) of Lent and on (holy) Saturday about sunset (Epist.
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 Roman Catholic Holy Days of Obligation - ChristiansOnline.CC - A Christian Forum
This holy day celebrates the miracle of how the Mother of the Lord was preserved from her birth from original sin by the power of God.
This holy day celebrates that at the end of her life, the Blessed Mother was assumed, body and soul into Heaven.
This holy day celebrates the pious life of the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus.
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 Why Isn't Ash Wednesday A Holy Day Of Obligation? - phatmass phorum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Holy Days of Obligation are basically taking a feastday of the Church and turning it into a "Sunday" kind of day.
The day of the Resurrection, Sunday, is the foremost holy day of obligation.
We are obliged by holy mother Church to go to Mass and to abstain from "servile work" on that day, to keep the Lord's Day holy.
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 Holy Day of Obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Days ofObligation are the days, other than Sundays, on which the faithful are required to attend Mass.
The 1983 Code of Canon Law standardized ten days to be observed asHoly Days of Obligation throughout the Church.
The conference of bishops in a particular country or region may suppress the observance of these days, or transfer it toanother day, with the permission of the Vatican.
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 Holy Days of Obligation
This is a Holy Day of Obligation because it falls on a Sunday.
This day is to be observed for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion, and of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life.
At their plenary assembly in November 1991, the members of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops approved two motions, which affect the observance of holy days of obligation in the dioceses of the United States.
www.rcbo.org /calendar/holydays.htm   (704 words)

  
 Holy Day - Obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Simply put, there are six holy days of obligation for most of the dioceses of the United States.
The feast remains a significant day in the life of the church, but the obligation to participate at Mass is gone.
There are several reasons the bishops chose to remove the obligation to attend Mass on these three holy days.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Immaculate Conception
Theodotus of Ancyra terms her a virgin innocent, without spot, void of culpability, holy in body and in soul, a lily springing among thorns, untaught the ills of Eve nor was there any communion in her of light with darkness, and, when not yet born, she was consecrated to God ("Orat.
To St. Ephraem she was as innocent as Eve before her fall, a virgin most estranged from every stain of sin, more holy than the Seraphim, the sealed fountain of the Holy Ghost, the pure seed of God, ever in body and in mind intact and immaculate ("Carmina Nisibena").
It is registered in the calendar of Basil II (976-1025) and by the Constitution of Emperor Manuel I Comnenus on the days of the year which are half or entire holidays, promulgated in 1166, it is numbered among the days which have full sabbath rest.
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 Holy Day of Obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, the conference of bishops can abolish certain holy days of obligation or transfer them to a Sunday with prior approval of the Apostolic See.
Ken Collins' Web Site: Holy Days and Holidays Compares eastern and western church remembrances of various holy days.
WPI Collegiate Religious Center Provides masses on Sundays, Holy Days, during Lent, and on other special event days.
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 Holy Day Of Obligation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Catholic Answers Forums - Holy days of Obligation
For those entering the Church at Easter the rites of holy Week are traditionally the most intensive part of their preparation and they should definitely be present.
Up until 1642 all of the days of the paschal triduum were Holy Days of Obligation.
If we realize that all three days are really one day, then what we do out side of the ceremonies should be in a state of holiness for we are still "in the Spirit of the Mass" even when we are not in Church during the whole Sacred Triduum.
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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 apostles, martyrs, and saints, by special services and rest from work.
From the thirteenth to the eighteenth century there were dioceses in which the Holy Days and Sundays amounted to over one hundred, not counting the feasts of particular monasteries and churches.
Ascension of Christ (forty days after Easter), or the feast of the Holy Rosary, the first Sunday of October; immovable feasts, which are fixed to a certain date of the month, e.g.
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 Sunday and Holy Days
ß1: Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church.
The decision of the Ecclesiastical Province should be communicated to the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and to the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This decree was approved by His Holiness Pope John Paul II by a decree of the Congregation for Bishops signed by His Eminence Lucas Cardinal Moreira Neves, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, and dated July 5, 1999.
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 Holy Day of Obligation
The Knights of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem are a holy militia whose objectives are to promote and support religious, cultural, charitable and social works, and to bring brotherly help to people in the Holy Land and the entire Christian East.
The doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning the Holy Ghost forms an integral part of her teaching on the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
Holy Cross Magazine is published five times a year for alumni, parents, friends and the Holy Cross campus community by the Public Affairs office at the College.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Holy Innocents
But this "infant" mentioned by Macrobius, is Antipater, the adult son of Herod, who, by command of the dying king was decapitated for having conspired against the life of his father.
It is impossible to determine the day or the year of the death of the Holy Innocents, since the chronology of the birth of Christ and the subsequent Biblical events is most uncertain.
At Bethlehem the feast is a Holy Day of obligation.
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