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Anonymous asks:
Q:

Why do you think it was important for
the early Christians to hold on to their
old celebrations and holidays despite
persecution?

In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago

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Answers (1)

greenprof2
greenprof2 writes:
An interesting question for this site on educating kids! In any religion, the celebrations and holy days are often the core of the institution and provide anchors for the "story" of the leader/prophet who established it. These anchors allow the adherents to mark the passage of time in the year and deepen their understandings of the underlying message of the religion - its ethics, purpose, etc. In Christianity Easter and Christmas are major anchors but others include Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Pentecost and patron saints' days.

Hope that helps!
> 60 days ago

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