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#396101 06/28/13 11:25 AM
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I think that if one attends Divine Liturgy on Saturday evening, June 29, this fulfills the obligation for the Holy Day. One would have to attend Liturgy on Sunday July 30 for the Sunday obligation, even if it has the same readings. I believe both Eastern and Western canon laws affirm this.

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Is it really a day of obligation in the Latin Church? I thought they had in fact downgraded it, which is ironic, considering it's their patronal feast.

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Sts. Peter & Paul is not a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States.

Regretably.

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Originally Posted by Thomas the Seeker
Sts. Peter & Paul is not a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States.

Regretably.

True, for the RC it's not, but the ByzCath tradition, it shows up on the calendar as a red-marked day, meaning Obligation...so that does mean we do attend DL today.

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Originally Posted by StuartK
Is it really a day of obligation in the Latin Church? I thought they had in fact downgraded it, which is ironic, considering it's their patronal feast.

The Latin Church has 10 Solemnities that are also Holydays of Obligation: the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Epiphany, the Ascension, the Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Mary the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, Saint Joseph, Saints Peter and Paul, and All Saints.

The Episcopal Conference can suppress the obligation or in the case of Epiphany, Ascension, and Corpus Christi transfer them to Sunday but the day remains a Solemnity.


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Father Deacon Lance:

Christ is in our midst!!

Forgive me for adding this correction. The Latin Church in the United States only has six holy days of obligation: Mary, Mother of God, Jan 1; Ascension Day; Assumption Day (Dormition); All Saints, Nov 1; Immaculate Conception, Dec 8; Nativity. United States Catholic Catechism, c.2006.

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Bob,

Yes, I was refering to the fact that the Latin Church in general has 10 and that SS. Peter and Paul was not downgraded, it remains a Solemnity, it was simply the obligation that was removed.


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This is true. Also, most RC Dioceses moved the Ascension obligation to the Sunday afterwards, not sure why...but in the Eastern Rite, Ascension is mandatory on that Thursday...also, Ss. Peter and Paul Feast is still obligatory as well. I don't see that changing on the Byzantine Catholic calendar any time soon.

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I've never understood how an event which Luke the Evangelist recorded as taking place 40 days after the Resurrection can be moved to the 43rd day after Pascha!

Talk about the "new math"!

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With the aid of Saint Pragmatica, all things are possible.

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Originally Posted by StuartK
With the aid of Saint Pragmatica, all things are possible.

Definitely not a post schism saint!

We generate the Holy Father, the venerable Economia.

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I hate auto correct...venerate NOT generate....

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. . . most RC Dioceses moved the Ascension obligation to the Sunday afterwards, not sure why . . .


I don't know about "most," but cetainly "many." The reason is simple. For so many Holy Days the numbers of attendees became and are becoming so small that the only alternative was to lose the lessons and the teaching afforded by the Holy Day itself by insisting on keeping a weekday obligation. The West Coast has lead the way in this. I can say that my own parish has seen rapidly declining numbers with each passing year. We have also seen our daily attendance almost disappear in the past few years, too.

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