What is the meaning and significance of Midnight Mass?
Learn more about a centuries-old Christmas tradition
Midnight Mass is celebrated on the night of December 24 as a Christmas Eve liturgy and as a celebration of Holy Communion. It's a Christian tradition that dates back to at least the 4th century CE, and is today followed by the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, and the Lutheran churches. But why do people go to church on Christmas Eve, and what is the meaning behind this centuries-old vigil?
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