After all the kerfuffle about the commercialization and secularization of the Christian holy celebrations of Christ's birth, would this give the best opportunity for a commercial-free, otherwise culturally-ignored period of peace and faith for the season? A friend on FB posted this:
We will keep ours up [the Christmas tree] until next Sunday when we celebrate (liturgically) the baptism of the Lord (Mt 3:13-17) which marks the official end of the Christmas Season in the Catholic Church.
Which made me think of it...
Christmas begins Christmas Day, and runs for 12 days, totally ignored by the Santa Claus festival of gluttony and shopping... So while everyone else is suffering from burnout and empty bank accounts, why not 'take back' the other 11 days of the holiday, culminating in Epiphany (12th Night), or the following Sunday?
It could begin with a re-naming of the 1st day: Christ's Mass... which is what it originally was, yes?
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