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Vaisakhi Festival – A Time for Celebration for Sikhs and All Faiths

| April 17, 2011

Untitled Document Festival of Vaisakhi Camelot hath been celebrating the festival Vaisakhi. This holiday is one of the most significant for the Sikhs. Vaisakhi marks the start of the Sikh new year, the creation of Sikhism and the harvest festival in India. ( Sikhsm is the youngest major religion and was founded in the 15th […]

Medieval Life 103 – Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights – Part II of Jewish Festivals

| December 12, 2007

Hanukkah Part II Hanukka, from the Hebrew word for “dedication,” is the Jewish Festival of Lights.     Josephus Flavius wrote the Festival is called “Lights” because freedom glowed and lighted up Jewish life unexpectedly.   Chanukkah stands for the achievement of religious liberty.     It stands for a revival of a sentiment for the national development of the […]

Medieval Life 103 – History of Hanukkah – Part I of Jewish Festivals

| December 10, 2007

History of Chanukkah Judaism originated in the land of Israel (also known as Palestine) in the Middle East.    The Jewish people lived about 200 years (539 to 333 B.C.E.)  under Persian Rule.     At this time they had full religious autonomy.     At the end of the 4th century B.C.E. Alexander of Macedonia conquered the Persians.    The […]

Medieval Life 102 – Judaism and Jewish Life in the Middle Ages – Part I

| December 5, 2007

Judaism Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are all Abrahamic faiths,   as they all trace their tradition back to Abraham.    Abraham’s life is described in the Hebrew Bible.  Abraham lived around 1900 B.C.E.   ( Before Christian Era  – this term is used instead of the traditional B.C. to avoid centering around a Christian historical reference)   and is […]

Medieval Life 101 – Part II – Christians and the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages

| December 4, 2007

Church and Mass   Most villagers attended Mass every Sunday, since they believed that by attending Mass they would be rewarded by God.    Sunday was considered God’s Day.  People were encouraged to fast on Wednesday,  Friday and  Saturday and on the evening before certain religious holidays.    On fast days,  they were supposed to eat only […]

Medieval Life 101 – Christians and the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages Part 1

| November 27, 2007

Catholic Church   Medieval comes from the Latin “medium aevum”, which means “the middle ages.”    It was a time of kings and bishops, monks and pilgrims and knights and ladies.     If we look back we find that cities, universities, banking systems, entertainment, and medicine all had their roots in the Middle Ages.  The Catholic Church […]