What’s the Difference Between Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials?

After numerous revisions throughout the centuries, today’s liturgical calendar categorizes celebrations into three classifications: solemnities, feasts, and memorials, each with a different level of importance. This guide provides a quick overview of each.

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What's the Difference Between Solemnities, Feasts, and Memorials?

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He was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania (also the birthplace of the peppermint patty). He graduated in 2008 from SUNY Geneseo, and has served as an on campus missionary in Vermont, New York City, Illinois, and the Digital Campus. Jonathan was a vegetarian in college, but called it quits when he couldn't resist buffalo wings any longer. He loves jokes, running, pretzels, lemonade, arduino, and singing sacred harp. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Denver, Colorado.

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