Category: Feasts and Traditions

Why haven’t we banned Thanksgiving? Here’s one really Good reason

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the angels I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your mercy and your faithfulness… -Psalm 138:1,2 Controversy or Hidden Gem? Thanksgiving is probably the most religious holiday we celebrate as a culture and

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Halloween Shabbat and the #1 Reason Catholics, Jews and Christians Should Celebrate

Without fail, every October the battle over Halloween ensues, turning seemingly well-mannered Christian and Jewish families on edge and sending the Church into a frenzy of moral and ethical debates over Christian and pagan traditions. What must the God-fearing righteous family do to see these devils put to rest, once and for all? Answer: Throw

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Which kind of Thief are you?

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. – Luke 23:32 We often get so focused on the crucifixion narrative of Jesus that we forget to recall some of the seemingly insignificant details around it. There are lessons for us here. The Saturday before Easter is traditionally a

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Why I celebrate Halloween, All Saints AND All Souls Day

Anyone who has a soul ought to love this time of year. Why? Simple. Because at no other point of the year is there such a beautiful juxtaposition of the Great Paradoxes of Life. In a matter of just three days, a soul glimpses the great mysteries of Life: Death, Redemption, and Resurrection. It would

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