- Apr 11, 2021
Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into the icy waters of rivers and lakes across Bulgaria on Monday to retrieve crucifixes tossed by priests in Epiphany ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ.
The individual responsible for stealing the “Pachamama” statues from a Roman church last month is currently on tour in the U.S.
Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country’s Day of the Dead festivities extend in scope and popularity.
Every aspect of the Christian tradition, including the Sacred Scriptures, were once a novelty. It is precisely an openness to such creativity, born from a living encounter with Jesus Christ, that allows the Church to be rejuvenated.
Jason Studnicka of Muscoda, Wisconsin weaves palms for Easter in a tradition handed down through the generations.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition to ring in Christmas Eve, when Roman Catholics celebrate the midnight birth of Jesus, known in Italian as “La Viglia.” Fish is a traditional ingredient in the Christmas Eve dinner because custom calls for the eschewing of red meat leading up to the holiday. The Culinary Institute of America has provided a recipe to celebrate this tradition.
A pilgrimage is being organized to mark the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the document by Benedict XVI aimed at broadening access to the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. According to one of the organizers the document “was not an instrument to divide” but to unite.
The Easter Vigil is loaded with symbolism. It must take place after dark and begins with the lighting of the fire outside and the inside lighting of the Paschal candle, whose light is passed on to individual candles. There are seven Old Testament readings telling the salvation history, sung responses between readings and a sung proclamation called an Exsultet.