Focus on spiritual celebration, not extravagant display: Archbishop on Advent & Christmas
PANJIM: Ahead of festive season, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao has appealed to its faithful to be focused more on the Spiritual celebration of Advent and Christmas rather than getting into an extravagant display.
In a circular issued to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of this Archdiocese, the Archbishop has suggested reaching out to the poor and needy during the festival celebration.
“Dearly beloved, a genuine, Spirit-filled celebration of Advent and Christmas has never called for the extravagant display of external merry-making that has increasingly characterized our Christmases, dictated more and more by today’s commercial concerns,” the circular mentioned.
“It is my earnest wish that the restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic may help us to focus on what…