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St. Ubaldus

Posted: Friday, May 9th, 2014 @ 7:46 am in Easter, Saints | Comments Off on St. Ubaldus

Here is a post on St. Ubaldus (feast on May 16th) I did for the FNE web site.

Saint Isidore the Farmer

Posted: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 @ 9:49 pm in Saints | Comments Off on Saint Isidore the Farmer

Here is a post I did about St. Isidore the Farmer, at the site for our parish FNE group.

St. Joseph’s Day

Posted: Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 @ 8:53 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints | Comments Off on St. Joseph’s Day

Tomorrow is the feast of the St Joseph.  Devotion to St. Joseph is certainly not the most ancient in the Church (at least in the West), but I think it is especially fitting that popular devotion to him has grown significantly over the last couple of centuries.  His feast day was put on the Roman […]

Necessary

Posted: Friday, September 27th, 2013 @ 9:43 pm in Church Issues, Saints | Comments Off on Necessary

“They openly declared that they were Christians, and that the Christian faith is necessary to salvation.” This is from the third lesson of Matins for today’s feast of Sts Cosmas and Damian. This is what they told the Roman prefect when they were arrested on charges of being Christians.  What stood out to me, was […]

The Akathist Hymn

Posted: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm in Lent, Liturgy, Saints | 1 Comment »

The wonderful feast of the Assumption reminded me of this other beautiful devotion to our Lady in the Easter churches.  We live about forty minutes from an Greek Orthodox church, and one of our family friends is a member there.  Our friend invited us there a while ago for their Akathist Hymn.  Every Friday evening […]

St. John’s Day Festivities.

Posted: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 @ 9:19 pm in Festivites, Liturgical Calendar, Saints | 2 Comments »

I thought I would share a few pictures from our celebration of the Nativity of John the Baptist.  The party was last Saturday the 29th (Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul) which would have also been during the Octave of John’s Nativity prior to 1955.   I’ll start by  noting that it had rained here […]

Happy Nativity of John The Baptist

Posted: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 @ 10:01 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints | Comments Off on Happy Nativity of John The Baptist

In two days it will be the feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, which means tomorrow (the 23rd) is the vigil.  If you use the search on the side, you will find several old posts about this great feast day, and the customs that surround it.  This post is just a reminder, since […]

St. Bede the Venerable

Posted: Monday, May 27th, 2013 @ 9:39 pm in Saints | Comments Off on St. Bede the Venerable

Today is the feast of St. Bede.  St. Bede was and English monk and priest at the monastery of Jarrow in Northumberland in the late 8th to early ninth century.  He is best known for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, but he wrote many other work as well including poetry, hymns, biblical commentaries, […]

Gregorius Magnus

Posted: Friday, April 12th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm in Saints | Comments Off on Gregorius Magnus

St. Gregory the Great was born in Rome around 540, and died March 12th 604.  He is one of the most influential saints in the history of the Church. As a boy, Gregory received an excellent education, excelling in grammar, logic, and rhetoric.  By the time he was thirty years old, he was prefect of […]

Another Feast of St. Lawrence

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2012 @ 10:35 am in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Another Feast of St. Lawrence

UPDATE: For a picture of our feast, see below. I should probably post about feast days I haven’t posted about before. But certain feasts always draw my attention and rouse me post something ( a rare occurence these days!). Being a natural born traditionalist, I have a prediliction for the feasts that were most revered […]


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