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No doubt many people could benefit by going beyond the limitations of creed and ritual as Quakers do. The Tengalais regard Prapatti or self-surrender as the only way to salvation. Between each section or decade the Gloria is said. An authentic pastoral promotion of the liturgy, will know how to build on the riches of popular piety, purify them and direct them towards the Liturgy as an offering of the people"(6). 3. Although we are accustomed to celebrating Christmas on a single day, in both Christian tradition and on the Church calendar, the Christmas season lasts sundown on December 24 (Christmas Eve) through Epiphany of the Lord (January 6).

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Publisher: Paulist Pr (September 1999)

ISBN: 0809138840

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