Dominican Traditions During Holy Week

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Holy Week is a special time in the life of the Church, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Holy Saturday. During this period, we reflect on the passion and death of Christ as we prepare for the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection at Easter. In addition to the Church’s numerous devotions, Dominicans have developed […]

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Why Christmas is December 25th

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The near universal celebration of Christmas on December 25 dates to the early fourth century. It is commonly said that this date was chosen to counter the birthday of the pagan “Invincible Sun” on that date. Personally, I do not find that explanation very convincing. Saint Hippolytus of Rome’s Commentary on Daniel 4:23 (dated A.D. […]

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