Tag: Church Calendar

The History of Christmas

By Melanie Rainer

What is the history of Christmas? Did you know that Christmas didn’t become an official holiday in the United States until 1870? And you may have noticed that nowhere in the Bible is a festival of Christ’s birth celebrated. It was several hundred years after Jesus’s death that the Church created a “Feast of the […]

What is All Saints Day?

Thanksgiving - Family

By Jessica Wolstenholm

It’s October! For many people, this is the season of jack-o-lanterns, autumn wreaths, decorative bowls full of candy corn, and buying costumes for the kiddos. It’s Halloween time! Now, whether or not your family chooses to partake in these traditions, Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve, comes before the celebration of an often forgotten […]

Church History for Kids: What is the Church Calendar?

Candle - Votive Candle

By Melanie Rainer

We mark the passing of time in many different ways: by naming the seasons (summer, fall, winter, spring), or by noting the days and months of the year, or by celebrating specific anniversaries. But did you know that the Church also has its own calendar, and has for thousands of years? It does!  The Church […]