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    August 15- Holy Day

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Is the island a Catholic population in general as they observe these or is it because these are also French 'holidays'?

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    France is considered la fille aînée de l'Église catholique, so yes, France is traditionally, culturally a Roman Catholic nation. How observant the French are these days is another question . . .
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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    les catholiques zombies...

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Ascension Day is a Public Holiday in France.

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Ascension Day is a Public Holiday in France.
    As is Assumption Day. Many French will take advantage of a Thursday holiday to faire le pont de l’assomption. Creating a four day weekend.
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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    As is Assumption Day. Many French will take advantage of a Thursday holiday to faire le pont de l’assomption. Creating a four day weekend.

    I mixed up two Holy Days. Today is of course Assumption Day.

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    I looked up the difference between Ascension and Assumption Days-

    http://www.rosarychurch.net/answers/qa082000a.html

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    I looked up the difference between Ascension and Assumption Days- http://www.rosarychurch.net/answers/qa082000a.html
    That is a bit incomplete. The Gospel of John uses the active concept of ascension in regard to Christ. One very important example is 3:13 - "No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the son of man". Mark, Luke and Acts use the passive concept of assumption. The use of both active and passive terms can be considered to reflect the divine and human for Christ.

    The feast celebrated today is one of the assumption of a human. Other issues regarding today's holy day (e.g., its biblical, or lack of biblical basis, and whether Mary "died" or assumption occurred without death) may also be of interest to some.

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Izzy- Where was the photo taken of your ikon? What time of day? It is a great shot!

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Quote Originally Posted by stbartshopper View Post
    Izzy- Where was the photo taken of your ikon? What time of day? It is a great shot!
    Thanks.

    Ascension of a full moon (August 2018) so not too long after sunset would be the assumption for the time.

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    Re: August 15- Holy Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy View Post
    Thanks.

    Ascension of a full moon (August 2018) so not too long after sunset would be the assumption for the time.
    Very clever, Izzy!

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