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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:31 am 

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful 2009.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:56 am 
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Thanks, you too Maggie.

What do you all do on Christmas Eve? I enjoy today more than Christmas Day, always have. Christmas Eve for me is last minute tidying followed by an afternoon in front of the TV with a snowball watching some cheesy festive film like Scrooge of 34th Street. The evening is spent with friends or family. The only change to Christmas Eve since I was a child is the having to tidy up. A nice relaxing day ahead. :)

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I prepare stuff ready for the onslaught tomorrow, last minute tidying up, ALWAYS have to have pork pie ( :roll: ) for my tea, slob out with the hubby in the evening watching telly with nibbles and drinks, charging our batteries for tomorrow. :wink:


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Does anyone attend midnight mass at Christmas Eve? It seems to be popular in Catholic countries but I don’t know anyone in England who attends, so perhaps it is just a Catholic custom.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Quite possible. My mum always used to go with my sister when I was younger.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:37 pm 
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Was your Mum Catholic or Protestant?

Forgive my ignorant question, but what are the differences between the ways Baptists practice their faith compared to Protestants, other than the baptism itself?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:05 am 
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She is Catholic.

I can't answer your query Kris. I am quite ignorant where religion is concerned.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Leaver wrote:
Does anyone attend midnight mass at Christmas Eve? It seems to be popular in Catholic countries but I don’t know anyone in England who attends, so perhaps it is just a Catholic custom.


Me. (I'm Anglican). I think a lot of churches stopped it because of all the drunks who turned up and disrupted the proceedings. Luckily we live in a quiet place out of town.

One of the highlights of Chistmas. That's where it becomes Christmas for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:37 pm 
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Thanks, I didn’t know Anglicans attended midnight mass.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Were the Catholics not practising the Anglican faith when it was dangerous to be known as a Catholic during Henry VIII's reign.
I'm sure the two religions go hand in hand almost.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:03 am 
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Correct me if I am wrong, but the Church of England and Catholicism are nearly the same. One has a monarch, the other, a Pope as head of the church. Also, the Church of England allows a divorce, and Catholicism only allows an annulment. Oh, and the Lords prayer is longer for the Protestant folk.

Dara O'brien - The Lords Prayer (Catholics v Protestant)
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/dara- ... 3102792361


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:38 am 
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That all sounds about right. I'm sure there are other differences to.

Catholic Church Records are held either by the Church or at the Catherdral responsible for the Church. This is probably why the Catholic records were not destroyed in Ireland in the Four Courts Fire of 1922.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:01 pm 
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When talking about the Church of England, people would say, 'is it high church', there were specific churches classed as high, St Peter's was a 'high church'


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:21 pm 
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Isn't that something to do with the kind of mass they did/had?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:29 pm 
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I was brouht up 'high Anglican' - it's not far short of RC. Some of the services we had still had Latin and Greek bits in. Also we had the incense burner, which I don't think every Anglican church has/ had.
The mother church for our area even had confessonals, though I don't know whether they were ever used in my lifetime ( and certainly not by me :wink: )

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