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Christ the King Sunday is the Sunday before Advent, and therefore the last week of the Church's year. 

The church year begins on Advent Sunday. This is a day when Christians celebrate the

 

The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence and penance that is practiced by the Orthodox Christians in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December. 

The fast is similar to the Advent in Western churches, except that it runs for 40 days instead of four weeks. The fast is observed from

 

All Souls' Day is a day of prayer for all faithful people who had died. 

The theological basis for All Souls' Day was that there would be departed souls that are not perfectly cleansed from their sins, or that have not fully

 

In the early days of Christianity the practice was to celebrate the anniversary of the death of a martyr for Christ at the place of martyrdom.

Dioceses began to interchange feasts, transfer and divide holy relics, and even join in common

 

This holiday started out as a celebration at the end of the harvest in the Northern Hemisphere. 

This was a time where people would take stock of winter supplies. 

They would

 

When Christianity was a new faith, it was illegal in the Roman Empire. 

There was no freedom of religion, because politics were far more important. 

On the 28th October in the year 312 AD, there was

 

Reformation Day is observed on the last Sunday of October. 

The day is in remembrance of Martin Luther and other Christians who removed false doctrine and destructive practices from the

 

Orthodox Tewahedo Christians in Ethiopa celebrate this day, also known as the feast of Saint (Abune) Aregawi, where people from all over the country go on a pilgrimage to Debra Damo, about 25 kilometres from Adigrat.

Saint Luke was initially a pagan but then converted to Christianity. 

He was born in Antioch, Syria.  Luke travelled with the apostle Paul to Rome on two different

 

Edward the Confessor was King of England from the year 1042 to the year 1066. 

He was the son of King Ethelred the Unready and his Norman queen, Emma. 

A confessor is a saint who suffers for his faith, but he does not suffer enough to

 

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