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S.NO. Christian Holidays Month/Date Days
1 Solemnity Corpus Christi
2 Baptism Our Lord January 10 Sunday
3 Solemnity Joseph March 19 Saturday
4 Easter Tuesday March 29 Tuesday
5 St George's Day April 23 Saturday
6 Ascension of Jesus Christ May 5 Thursday
7 Solemnity Holy Trinity May 22 Sunday
8 Immaculate Conception December 8 Thursday
9 Solemnity Mary January 1 Sunday
10 Solemnity Epiphany January 6 Friday
11 Solemnity All Saints January 11 Wednesday
12 Conversion Apostle Paul January 25 Wednesday
13 Presentation of Lord February 2 Thursday
14 Presentation of Jesus at the Temple February 2 Thursday
15 Feast of St Maroun February 9 Thursday
16 Saint Paul's Shipwreck February 10 Friday
17 Chair Apostle Peter February 22 Wednesday
18 Ash Wednesday March 1 Wednesday
19 Solemnity Annunciation March 25 Saturday
20 Palm Sunday April 9 Sunday
21 Holy Thursday April 13 Thursday
22 Good Friday April 14 Friday
23 Holy Saturday April 15 Saturday
24 Easter April 16 Sunday
25 Easter Monday April 17 Monday
26 Saint Florians Feast May 4 Thursday
27 Ascension Thursday May 25 Thursday
28 Pentecost June 4 Sunday
29 Pentecost Monday June 5 Monday
30 Solemnity Sacred Heart June 23 Friday
31 St. John's Day June 24 Saturday
32 Solemnity Peter & Paul June 29 Thursday
33 Saints Cyril and Methodius Day July 5 Wednesday
34 Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16 Sunday
35 Transfiguration the Lord August 6 Sunday
36 Nativity Of Our Lady August 8 Tuesday
37 Assumption of Mary August 15 Tuesday
38 Birth Virgin Mary September 8 Friday
39 Triumph the Cross September 14 Thursday
40 Saint Ursula's day October 21 Saturday
41 Solemnity All Souls November 2 Thursday
42 St. Martin's day November 11 Saturday
43 Solemnity Christ the King November 26 Sunday
44 First Sunday Advent December 3 Sunday
45 Saint Nicholas Day December 6 Wednesday
46 Memorial Lady Guadalupe December 12 Tuesday
47 Christmas December 25 Monday
48 Christmas Eve December 25 Monday
49 St Stephen's Day December 26 Tuesday
50 Boxing Day December 26 Tuesday
51 Solemnity Holy Family December 29 Friday
Christianity
Christianity is the largest religion in the World. Around the 2 billion people were followed by Christian religion. The Christian faith is essentially faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary. The religion stemming is the teachings of Jesus in the 1st century AD. The birth of Jesus Christ also claimed a revolution and the revival of the teachings of Judaism. The major divisions of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism separated in 1054 AD. During the fourth century, the Roman Catholic Church split and the Eastern Orthodox branch was formed. Jesus Christ was the eternal word of God who assumed human form to serve humanity and to rescue the human beings. Jesus Christ suffered and died to redeem mankind from sin.
Christian Beliefs
The religion of Christianity shares a number of beliefs and practices with other religions, particularly Judaism and Islam. Christianity originally developed as a part of Judaism. Christianity believes in one God, while the central figure in Christianity is Jesus. Christians believe that God is the creator of all people, the world, the universe, and everything seen and unseen. Christians believe that Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit of God and born through the Virgin Mary. Jesus suffered and died for our sins. Jesus died after being crucified. Christians believe that the universe was created, and that it came about by the will of the creator, God, for a purpose and not by chance. Today in America, there are more than 1500 different faith groups professing many diverse and conflicting beliefs. Jesus was resurrected, which means that he died and was brought back to life again.
Christian History
Christianity is in a direct sense an offshoot of Judaism. The central teachings of traditional Christianity are that Jesus. Christianity began in 1st century AD Jerusalem. He is the Son of God and he is the second person of the Trinity of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the second and third centuries AD, Christians struggled with persecution from outside the church and doctrinal debates from within the church. In 4th century Christian religion became legal, persecution ceased, and thousands of pagans now found it convenient to convert to the emperor's faith. For the first three centuries of Christianity, history is dependent on apologetic and religious writings. They were handled resolutely by the church the teachers of novelty were expelled. Historians speak of many Christian faith groups teaching conflicting views of Jesus, God, morality, religious obligations, etc. Men and women led house churches. Many Christian denominations teach that they alone are the true church. Throughout its history, the religion has weathered schisms and theological disputes that have resulted in many distinct churches. The largest branches of Christianity are the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Protestant churches. Christians consider the resurrection of Jesus to be the cornerstone of their faith and the most important event in human history.
Christian Practices
All religions are having spiritual practices. Practices in Christianity are all involved in some way or another with spreading the good word of the salvation of Jesus Christ and the love of God. Church services are held on Sunday mornings to worship the Lord, and sometimes again on Sunday night. Christianity takes a look at some of the most important practices in use today. Baptism is very common in most branches of Christian religion. Jesus Christ, known as the savior of lost souls, is worshiped as the Son of God by Christians and is said to have died on the cross so that God will forgive us for any and all we commit in this life. Easter is another celebrated day in the Christian tradition. This is the day that Jesus rose from the dead, as he prophesied he would do. Christmas is the most important traditional festival of Christians. Religious practices in Christianity include celebrating Christmas as the day of Jesus's birth. Churches are the important role in the lives' of Christian followers. In this place the Christian people are attend worship services at church on Sundays, they pray with singing and sermon. Some people were practicing Christians pray regularly and many read the Bible.
Christian Denominations
In United States being one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world. Most Christian denominations subscribe to Nicene Creed of AD325, a statement of Christian belief. There are numerous ways to dissect the many Christian faith groups. Most of the Christians in America belong to either a mainline denomination or the Roman Catholic Church. The main denominations are Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant in Christianity. In this religion each denomination has won distinctive beliefs or practices.

Christian denominations are including Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, Episcopalian, Amish, Baptists, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Seventh-day Adventists.

Roman Catholic: Roman Catholicism is no where in the first thousand years of Christianity. Roman Catholicism is by far the largest Christian group. In 380 AD, Roman Catholicism became the official religion of the Roman Empire. During the following 1000 years, Catholics were the only people recognized as Christians.

Eastern Orthodox: Eastern Orthodox community of Christian churches whose chief strength is in the Middle East and E Europe. The Orthodox Church has an episcopal organizational structure. The patriarchate of Constantinople, having the primacy of honor after Rome, was set up when the Eastern capital was established. Orthodox acceptance of the seven councils resulted in the exclusion from their communion, on grounds of heresy, of the Nestorian, Jacobite, Coptic, and Armenian churches. The Orthodox patriarchates of Alexandria and Antioch are minority churches.

Protestant: Protestantism is a movement in Western Christianity whose adherents reject the notion that divine authority is channeled through one particular human institution or person such as the Roman Catholic pope. Protestants have always made much of the Bible, but acceptance of its authority has not led to unanimity among them. The rejection of the Catholic tradition and in some instances a tendency toward iconoclasm militated against the development of a specifically Protestant style in the visual arts, although many great artists have been Protestants.

Anglican/Episcopalian: Many people are quite confused over the differences and similarities between Anglicans, Episcopalians, and Roman Catholics. In the sixth century the Catholic Church arrived in England through missionaries from Rome and Ireland. Anglicans settled in many countries throughout the world and were among the first to settle in North America shortly after the Puritans arrived. Today the Anglican Communion consists of churches on every continent.

Amish: Amish are the founded on 16th century in Europe. The Amish who split from Mennonites generally lived in Switzerland and in the southern Rhine river region. During the late 17th century, they separated because of what they perceived as a lack of discipline among the Mennonites. Almost all members are born into and raised in the faith. The Amish have sometimes come into conflict with the larger society.

Baptists: In 1609, first Baptist congregation was founded. During the Civil War Baptists in England were often referred to as Anabaptists. Most Baptist churches choose to associate with denominational groups that provide support without control. The growth of Methodism in the second-half of the 18th century inspired Baptists such as Samuel Deacon and Dan Taylor to become involved in the evangelical revival.

Lutheran: Lutheranism is the one of the important and largest Protestant denominations. Lutheranism is the branch of Protestantism that generally follows the teachings of the 16th century reformer Martin Luther. The Lutheran movement gained popularity quickly in Germany at a time of rising nationalism among people who resented sending their wealth to Rome. Lutheranism is generally friendly to the Ecumenical Movement, and with some exceptions, Lutheran churches have participated in worldwide gatherings of Christians across confessional and denominational boundaries. The Lutheran understanding of this principle should be distinguished from bibliolatry.

Presbyterian: Presbyterianism, a form of Church government and a particular theological tradition found in the Presbyterian and Reformed denominations. The roots of Presbyterianism lie in the European Reformation of the 16th century. The Presbyterian creed, the Westminster Standards, originated at the instigation of Parliament during the English Civil War of the 1640s, Presbyterianism succeeded principally in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Old World breeding grounds for Presbyterianism in North America. Presbyterianism is a form of church government that locates church authority in pastors and elders who serve in the local congregation and in regional and national assemblies.

Seventh-day Adventists: Seventh-day Adventists are also called Adventists and SDAs. The church prefers the term "Adventist" although the term "SDA" is in very common use. Some state that while SDA includes a number of doctrines that are outside the mainstream of historic Christian theology, Seventh-day Adventists do accept the essential doctrines of the Christian faith and should thus be considered Christians. Seventh-day Adventists have three levels of ordination. There are deacons, elders, and pastors. Churches are governed by a church board formed by members of that church.
Christian Texts
In Christianity the mainly sacred text is Biblia. It is the Latin word, now it is known as the Bible. The Christian Bible is made of two parts, one is Old Testament and another one is New Testament. The historical-grammatical method or grammatico-historical method is an effort in Biblical hermeneutics to find the intended original meaning in the text. The original passage is seen as having only a single meaning or sense. Catholic and Orthodox Bibles include the Apocrypha, while most Protestant Bibles do not. Apocrypha was the term of coined by the fifth-century biblical scholar St. Jerome and refers to the biblical books included as part of the Septuagint. Christian texts were actually considered for inclusion in the New Testament, such as the Didache. The Didache is also called the "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles." The Didache is not inspired, but is valuable as an early church document.
Christian Holidays and Christian Calendar
The Christian people were celebrating their festivals with joy. They celebrate Christian festivals including Christmas, Easter and Good Friday with great enthusiasm and fanfare. Christmas is the prominent Christian festival, celebrated with great fanfare all over the world. All Christian holidays are listed above. To learn more about a specific Christian holiday, please click the link of that particular Christian holiday.