Days of Obligation


Days of Obligation
   These are days on which Communicants are bound by the Faith they profess to be present at the celebration of the Holy Communion and to rest as much as possible from servile work. Such Days of Obligation are the following:
   All Sundays in the year, not 12 but 52.
   Christmas Day 25th December.
   Feast of the Circumcision 1st January.
   Feast of the Epiphany 6th January.
   Annunciation Day 25th March.
   Easter Day Movable.
   Ascension Day Movable.
   Whitsun Day Movable.
   All Saints' day 1st November.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • holy days of obligation —       in the Roman Catholic Church, religious feast days on which Catholics must attend mass and refrain from unnecessary work. Although all Sundays are sanctified in this way, the term holy days usually refers to other feasts that must be… …   Universalium

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  • Obligation — Ob li*ga tion, n. [F. obligation. L. obligatio. See {Oblige}.] 1. The act of obligating. [1913 Webster] 2. That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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