This year, Notre Dame will not be holding their world renowned Christmas services for the first time since since the French Revolution in 1789.
The cathedral’s rector Patrick Chauvet, told the Associated Press, “This is the first time since the French Revolution that there will be no midnight Mass.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the French cathedral cannot host the Christmas service this year due to the recent fire that destroyed much of the building’s structure on April 15th.
However, there is some good news, Christians will gather at Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois, a church neighboring Notre Dame until the cathedral is once again up and running. You can read the full details of this story here.