Education: Friday's Feast

Fridays for Catholics and Anglicans are days of abstinence through the year, for pious folk would keep in perpetual grief for the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday. Arid yet in certain years one Friday becomes a day of joy of feasting—the Friday on which Christmas falls, as this year. The Nativity blots out the shadow of death; birth is more important than death.

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