Christian holy day


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Noun1.Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
holy day, religious holiday - a day specified for religious observance
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
January 20, Saint Agnes's Eve - a Christian holy day
Easter Day, Easter Sunday - the day (in March or April) on which the festival of Easter is celebrated
Palm Sunday - Sunday before Easter
Passion Sunday - second Sunday before Easter
Good Friday - Friday before Easter
Low Sunday - the Sunday following Easter
Holy Saturday - the Saturday before Easter; the last day of Lent
Holy Innocents' Day, Innocents' Day - December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem
Septuagesima, Septuagesima Sunday - the 3rd Sunday before Lent (or the 9th before Easter)
Quinquagesima, Quinquagesima Sunday - the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
Quadragesima, Quadrigesima Sunday - the first Sunday in Lent
Trinity Sunday - eighth Sunday after Easter
Rogation Day - one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication
Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday - the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
Corpus Christi - Thursday after Trinity Sunday; first celebrated in 1246
June 29, Saints Peter and Paul - first celebrated in the 3rd century
Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, Three Kings' Day, Twelfth day, Epiphany - twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
March 19, Saint Joseph, St Joseph - a Christian holy day
Twelfth night - eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5
All Souls' Day, November 2 - a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory
Ash Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
Ember Day - a day set aside for fasting and prayer
Advent Sunday - the first of the four Sundays during Advent
Mardi Gras, pancake day, Shrove Tuesday - the last day before Lent
August 6, Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day - (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
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In this light, we can understand today's great Christian holy day as the original feast of mercy.
Which Christian holy day, the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, is also the name of a city in southern Texas?
The sing is held to mark the Christian holy day of Pentecost, and is a survivor from the early years of the 20th century.
We often choose this gospel when we leave the cycle of readings to mark what is, after all, not a Christian holy day.
With roots in both the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints, Halloween (the name derived from the OId Irish for summer's end) is now largely a secular celebration, centring on the tradition of Trick or Treat, wearing costumes, apple bobbing and carving lanterns from pumpkins.
Several polish nationalists have accused Madonna of being "a crypto-Satanist" for planning her first Polish concert on a Christian holy day.
The re-enactment, held on the Christian holy day Good Friday and preceding Easter Sunday, was a first in this town of 4,700, following a practice run a week earlier.
Caramel has a lovely scene where a Christian holy day is being celebrated and worshippers who are carrying religious icons through the city are cheerfully invited into the salon.
DEPENDING on your beliefs, Christmas is either a Christian holy day that marks the birth of Jesus, the son of God, or - for many - a chance to gorge on festive fayre, drink sherry and spend too much money on gifts for friends and family.
With the arrival of Easter, the most significant Christian holy day, it can be expected that anti-religion secularists will ratchet up attacks on the Christian faith.
August 1 is known as Lammas Day, which is now recognised as a Christian holy day, and is celebrated by the Church as such.
Christmas is an important Christian holy day We should remember that, but it is also a festival that is part of our wider collective heritage.

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