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EASTER DUTY

The grave obligation that every Catholic has to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season, which differs in various countries. Thus, in the United States it is from the first Sunday of Lent to Trinity Sunday inclusive; in other countries the season may begin on Ash Wednesday and close on Low Sunday or Ascension Thursday.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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