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30 Jun 2017




The Liturgical Year, Vol. 1: Christmas (Classic Reprint)

by Dom Prosper Guéranger

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WE apply the name of Christmas to the forty days, which begin with the Nativity of our Lord, Decem ber 25th, and end with the Purification of the Blessed Virgin, February 2ud. It 1s aperiod, which forms a distinct portion of the Liturgical Year, as distinct, by its own special Spirit, from every other, as are Advent, Lent, Easter, or Pentecost. One same Mystery 1s celebrated and kept in view during the Whole forty days. Neither the Feasts...