Religious Holidays of Lazarianism

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The practices and traditions of the [[Lazarianism | Church of Lazarian]], name '''several important days''' during the course of each year that are considered '''relevant holidays to tradition or holy reverence'''.
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The practices and traditions of the [[Lazarian Orkanan | United Lazarian Congregations of Auresia]], name '''several important days''' during the course of each year that are considered '''relevant holidays to tradition or holy reverence'''.
==Types of Holidays==
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* Neo Annum
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* Neo Annum (New Year)
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* All Exemplars Day
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* Holy Week
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* '''1 - Neo Annum''' - The New Year.  Lazarianites give prayers for the blessings of the year past, giving thanks for its leading to a new cycle.  Well-wishes for those who have suffered or faced troubled times, as well as the prayers for a prosperous and peaceful year to come are also given.
* '''1 - Neo Annum''' - The New Year.  Lazarianites give prayers for the blessings of the year past, giving thanks for its leading to a new cycle.  Well-wishes for those who have suffered or faced troubled times, as well as the prayers for a prosperous and peaceful year to come are also given.
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* '''2 - Scrub Day''' - Also known as Cleansing Day, it is the day when all Lazarianites go to the community baths and wash in the cold waters, symbolically shedding the trials and tribulations of the year past.
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* '''16 - Day of Lights''' - Widely celebrated in the coastal communities of Oriensis Province, this day both remembers Exemplar Antonio, who was also known as the Grey Wanderer or the Fisherman.  Antonio was the great proponent of humility in faith and in works, and advocated the importance of remembering Vind, and celebrating the gifts of life and not the trappings of success.  In modern times, the Day of Lights is used as a day when fishermen and fishmongers alike pray for bountiful harvests of the sea's bounty and a prosperous fishing season.
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* '''16 - Day of Lights''' - Widely celebrated in the coastal communities of Oriensis Province, this day both remembers Saint Valkine, who was also known as the Grey Wanderer or the Fisherman.  Valkine was the great proponent of humility in faith and in works, and advocated the importance of remembering the Maker, and celebrating the gifts of life and not the trappings of success.  In modern times, the Day of Lights is used as a day when fishermen and fishmongers alike pray for bountiful harvests of the sea's bounty and a prosperous fishing season.
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* '''Holy Week''' - The second full week of April every year is considered Holy Week, and is a time when the faithful celebrate their beliefs and reaffirm them in prayer and in community works.  During this week, the Consistory and Archcurate hold their annual conclave.
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* '''1 - Harvest's End''' - A day for giving thanks for a bountiful planting and harvesting season.  It is an important day for families to gather for Harvest Feast, a day when a family feast is given and everyone gives prayers and thanks to the Maker for his blessings.  It is a day that emphasizes most importantly family, thankfulness, and the grace of the Maker's bounty to Man.
* '''1 - Harvest's End''' - A day for giving thanks for a bountiful planting and harvesting season.  It is an important day for families to gather for Harvest Feast, a day when a family feast is given and everyone gives prayers and thanks to the Maker for his blessings.  It is a day that emphasizes most importantly family, thankfulness, and the grace of the Maker's bounty to Man.
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* '''31 - All Saints Day''' - A day set aside when all faithful pay remembrance to the Saints of the Church, for their teachings and for their sacrifices.
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* '''31 - All Exemplars Day''' - A day set aside when all faithful pay remembrance to the Exemplars of the Congregations, for their teachings and for their sacrifices.
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Latest revision as of 20:52, 12 October 2019

The practices and traditions of the United Lazarian Congregations of Auresia, name several important days during the course of each year that are considered relevant holidays to tradition or holy reverence.

Contents

Types of Holidays

Traditional

  • Neo Annum (New Year)
  • Harvest's End
  • All Exemplars Day

Holy

  • Holy Week
  • Winterfest

Holidays of Lazarianism

January

  • 1 - Neo Annum - The New Year. Lazarianites give prayers for the blessings of the year past, giving thanks for its leading to a new cycle. Well-wishes for those who have suffered or faced troubled times, as well as the prayers for a prosperous and peaceful year to come are also given.
  • 16 - Day of Lights - Widely celebrated in the coastal communities of Oriensis Province, this day both remembers Exemplar Antonio, who was also known as the Grey Wanderer or the Fisherman. Antonio was the great proponent of humility in faith and in works, and advocated the importance of remembering Vind, and celebrating the gifts of life and not the trappings of success. In modern times, the Day of Lights is used as a day when fishermen and fishmongers alike pray for bountiful harvests of the sea's bounty and a prosperous fishing season.

April

  • Holy Week - The second full week of April every year is considered Holy Week, and is a time when the faithful celebrate their beliefs and reaffirm them in prayer and in community works. During this week, the Consistory and Archcurate hold their annual conclave.

October

  • 1 - Harvest's End - A day for giving thanks for a bountiful planting and harvesting season. It is an important day for families to gather for Harvest Feast, a day when a family feast is given and everyone gives prayers and thanks to the Maker for his blessings. It is a day that emphasizes most importantly family, thankfulness, and the grace of the Maker's bounty to Man.
  • 31 - All Exemplars Day - A day set aside when all faithful pay remembrance to the Exemplars of the Congregations, for their teachings and for their sacrifices.

December

  • Winterfest - the last full week of December. Honoring the tradition and value of family and faith, Lazarianites share meals and fellowship with relatives and friends. It is a traditional time of giving gifts to loved ones, celebrating the blessings of the year and remembering the Prophets.
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