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Prayers for Christmastide

The Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas tide, the twelve days of Christmas, begins on the evening of Christmas Day and ends the morning of Epiphany (January 6th). What follows are a series of prayers to celebrate each of the feast days during Christmas tide. May they bring this season of Christmas to joyous close [...]

By | 2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Christmas|0 Comments

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Advent is now in full swing. In a few short weeks we will be celebrating Christmas with family and friends. So why in the middle of this season of preparation does the Catholic Church throw in another holy day? Why are we called to press pause on Advent and observe the Immaculate Conception? What is [...]

By | 2017-12-07T23:01:25+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Feast Day|0 Comments

The role of the Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath has been a time-honored tradition handed down from generation to generation. Though the practice is today quite common, many are not aware of the meaning and symbolism behind the advent wreath. Symbolism of the Advent Wreath SHAPE: Advent wreaths are circular for a reason. They are without beginning or end. [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:20:55+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Advent|0 Comments

The story behind oplatki

What is Oplatki? Have you heard of Oplatki? Have you seen this unique wafer with Christmas images and wondered what the meaning behind them was? The tradition of Oplatki originated during Early Christian times in Poland. These simple white wafers are baked using flour and water. The Oplatki Tradition The Optlaki [...]

By | 2017-12-08T07:03:30+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Advent|0 Comments