Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Advent Calendar - December 20 - Religious Services

Religious Services

Did your family attend religious services during the Christmas season? What were the customs and traditions involved?

My family did attend some sort of church service as a rule, if they were held.  Sometimes they were on Christmas Eve, sometimes Christmas Day.  I don't remember it being a Midnight Mass kind of thing, more of an early evening time.  Not being Catholic, it wouldn't have been a Mass, anyway.

As I don't currently have a church home, I tend to not go to Christmas services.  It would feel wrong to just go for Christmas an Easter.  If you're going to go, I feel you should go regularly.  I do try to spend some time reflecting on the reason for the season, reading the Nativity story, etc.  Just because I don't go, doesn't mean I don't believe.

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