Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A day of feasting and rejoicing: a festival; especially, the day of an ecclesiastical feast.
- n. a day allocated to a particular saint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a holiday; a day set as a solemn commemorative festival.
- n. a day designated for feasting
“Now, if in order to celebrate the Mass of Requiem, the Mass must be offered for the dead, and if there is only one Mass in a parochial church on a feast day which must be offered pro populo, it is manifest that this Mass may never be one of Requiem, but, on the contrary, as the Congregation of Rites has frequently declared, it must always be according to the Office of the feast.”
“It was on the eighth day before Metaxas rejected the ultimatum of the Duce, yet it might have been any feast day of the last hundred years.”
“It was 22 July—the feast day of Mary Magdalene, which is pointed out as being of singular significance by all the contemporary writers.”
“Commemoration may not be celebrated either on a feast day or on a double of the First Class; wherefore, it may be called a Double of the Second Class.”
“A year later, October 1st, on the feast day of Saint Thérèse, I visited my very special Sister in the cloistered monastery of the Precious Blood.”
“It was the feast day of Saint Nicholas, the sixth day of December.”
“[Note: In 1970, Thomas Garnet was canonized by Pope Paul VI among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, whose joint feast day is kept on 25 October.]”
“He was beautified by Pope Leo XIII, 27 May, 1900, and his feast day is on the 17”
“But finally, in 1946, on the feast day of Mary Magdalene9, she sold it to Noë Corbu, a businessman, on the understanding that she could live out the remainder of her life there.”
“According to the Venerable Bede, an especially humble priest became St. Chad and his feast day is March 2, for those ballot counters who want to celebrate it.”
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