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Unfolding the mystery of Christ

The purpose of any calendar is to help people within a given society to order their lives. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar, but in actual fact there are about 40 different calendars in use around the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. The Church’s Liturgical Calendar is one of these and is not so much concerned with ‘counting days’ but in setting out guidelines for the celebration of the mystery of Christ over the period of a year.

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Christmas a cure for what hurts in the world

Christmas is about the cure for what hurts in the world, a dawning of a world where everyone is treated as if they are absolutely precious. This is the message of Father Philip Marshall, the Administrator Delegate of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

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Christ comes in history

In 4th century Rome, the Church year began on Christmas day, the day of Christ’s birth. By the 7th century, however, the Church year began with the First Sunday of Advent, four weeks prior to Christmas.