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Catholic Customs and Traditions : A Popular Guide - Greg Dues

Catholic Customs and Traditions

A Popular Guide

By: Greg Dues

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Published: 1st December 1992
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This newly revised, expanded edition answers the questions most commonly asked by both Catholics and non-Catholics. Dues outlines traditional Catholic religious history, gives an engaging overview of the rich variety of customs associated with Advent, Christmas, Holy Week, and Lent, and provides a thorough understanding of why Catholics practice their faith the way they do.

Introductionp. 1
Religious Traditions
The Nature of Religious Traditionsp. 6
Human and Limited
Subject to Change
Effective
Cyclic
Based on Real Life
Earthiness
The Church Year
The Church Yearp. 14
Calendars
Church Year
Ancient Christian Centers
Evolution of the Church Year
Annual Pascha
Christmas Cycle
Temporal Cycle
Sanctoral Cycle
Devotional Feasts
Sundayp. 20
Most Ancient of Traditions
First Day of the Week
From Saturday Evening
To Sunday Morning
Agape Meals
Blessing of Lights
Lord's Day
Sunday
Sunday Themes
Sunday Assembly
Sunday Obligation
Day of Rest
Servile Work
Blue Laws
Contemporary Observance of Sunday
Weekdaysp. 30
Origin of the Week
Private Prayer
Public Prayer
Liturgical Hours
Origin of the Rosary
Revival of the Liturgy of the Hours
Family Prayer
Meal Prayer
Bedtime Prayer
Fasting
Friday Abstinence
Daily Mass
Daily Themes
Seasonsp. 38
Cycle of Seasons
Ember Days
Rogation Days
The Temporal Cycle
Adventp. 44
Beginning of Church Year
Theme
Origin
Penitential Theme
Mixed Theme
Advent Wreath
Jesse Tree
Advent House
Advent Calendar
Manger
Advent Colors
Christmasp. 51
Origin of Christmas
Date of Christmas
Non-Christian Influence
Popularity of Christmas
Secular Christmas
Christmas in North America
Sacred and Secular
Christmas Candle
Window Lights
Luminaries
Hanukkah
Nativity Scene
La Posada
Oplatki
Christmas Tree
Christmas Carols
Mistletoe
Holly
Poinsettia
Christmas Cards
Christmas Pageants
Exchanging Gifts
Kriss Kringle
Santa Claus
Christmastimep. 65
Twelve Days of Christmas
Feast Days of Martyrs
Holy Family
January 1
New Year's Day
Epiphany
Magi
Blessing of Homes
Candlemas
Annunciation
Lentp. 73
Origin
Lent and Baptism
Penitential Theme
Forty Days
Mardi Gras
Shrove Tuesday
Ash Wednesday
Lenten Atmosphere
Fasting and Abstinence
Popular Penances
Stations of the Cross
Pretzels
Hot Cross Buns
Holy Weekp. 81
The Pascha, or Passover
Holy Week
Sacred Triduum
Palm Sunday
Palms
Preparations Days
Easter Duty
Spring Cleaning
Holy Thursday
Washing of Feet
Chapel of Adoration
Stripping the Altar
Forty Hours Devotion
Chrism Mass
Seder
Good Friday
Veneration of the Cross
Mass of the PreSanctified
Fasting
Tre Ore
Hot Cross Buns
The Easter Vigilp. 92
Easter Vigil
Easter Fire
Easter Candle
Holy Saturday Morning Liturgy
Renewal of Easter Vigil
Blessing of Easter Baskets
Easterp. 97
Date of Easter
Fertility Theme
Name of Easter
Easter Sunday Mass
Sunrise Services
New Easter Clothes
Easter Parade
Easter Lamb
Easter Eggs
Easter Bunnies
Easter Lilies
Mystagogia
Pentecost
Ordinary Timep. 104
Trinity Sunday
Corpus Christi Procession
Benediction
Feast of the Sacred Heart
Christ the King
The Sanctoral Cycle
Communion of Saintsp. 110
Martyrs and Persecution
Confessors
Other Saints
Spread of Devotion to Saints
Abuses
Communion of Saints
Remembering the Saints
Patron Saints
Holy Days
Feast Days
Relics
Images
Praying to Saints
Litanies
Feast of All Saints
Canonization
Halo
Maryp. 122
Hyperdulia
Early Cult
Intercessory Role
Modern Devotion
Cautions
Little Office of Our Lady
Hail Mary
Rosary
Antiphons
Saturday
May and Mother's Day
Month of the Rosary
Marian Litanies
Angelus
Apparitions
Images
Scapular
Purgatoryp. 132
Purgatory
Prayer for the Dead
November 2
Indulgences
Stipends
Visiting Graves
November
Black as Liturgical Color
Popular Saints and Legendsp. 140
St. Christopher
St. Nicholas
St. Valentine
St. Patrick
Sacraments and Sacramentals
Sacramentsp. 148
Principle of Sacramentality
Origin of Catholic Sacraments
Baptism: An Initiation Process
Baptistries
Private Baptism
Renewal of Baptism
Confirmation
Order of Initiation Restored
Eucharist
Eucharistic Sacrifice
Distancing from Laity
Deterioration of Meaning and Practice
Renewal of Eucharist
Reconciliation
Sin: Human Experience
Gospel of Reconciliation
Beginnings of Ritual Penance
Public Penance
Private Penance
Purgatory and Indulgences
Contemporary Practice
Anointing of the Sick
Transition to Anointing of the Dying
Current Practices
Marriage
A Problem with Sex
Marriage Becomes Sacrament
Current Thinking and Practice
Orders
Origin of Catholic Priesthood
Ordination Process
Expanding Orders of Clergy
Presbyters Become Priests
A Different Lifestyle
Post-Reformation Priesthood
Current Trends
Sacramentalsp. 176
Definition
Popular Devotions
Principle of Sacramentality
St. Blaise and Blessing of Throats
Gestures and Bodily Positions
Standing
Facing East
Kneeling
Prostration
Genuflecting
Bowing
Sitting
The Raising of Eyes and Hands
Laying on of Hands
Folding Hands
Striking the Breast
Sign of the Cross
Music
Ritual Words
Litanies
Altar
Lights
Bells
Candles
Votive and Vigil Lights
Holy Water
Vestments
Medals
Miraculous Medal
Incense
Colors
Symbols
Special Days
Halloweenp. 198
Thanksgivingp. 201
Selected Bibliographyp. 204
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780896225152
ISBN-10: 0896225151
Series: More Resources to Enrich Your Lenten Journey
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st December 1992
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised