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"A canonical term applied to those days on which noisy festivities, especially the merrymakings usually incidental to marriage, are not allowed. These prohibitions had their origin, in part at least, in the theories that governed the introduction of fasts. At quite an early period, prayer and continence were commended by way of preparation for a worthy observance of feast-days.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 7:5; Joel 2:16; Matthew 15:9;
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Kolch, F. A.
"Advent and Lent "Closed Seasons"?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 12, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol12/iss1/25