Today is the 5th day in the octave of Christmas. The liturgical color is white.
Saints & Celebrations:
On December 29, in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. Thomas Becket, bishop of Canterbury, and martyr, who died in A.D. 1170. In the Ordinary Form, it is an optional memorial, and in the Extraordinary Form, it is a commemoration.
In the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate the Octave of Christmas. It is a class II day.
If you’d like to learn more about the Octave of Christmas, you can click here.
If you’d like to learn more about St. Becket, you can click here.
For information about other saints, blesseds, and feasts celebrated today, you can click here.
To see today’s readings in the Ordinary Form, you can click here.
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