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Archive for August, 2007

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Tomorrow is the commemoration of the Beheding of John the Baptist. After celebrating his birth we now commemorate his birth into Heaven. I’m sure you all know the story (Mark 6:17). John calls out Herod for marrying his own brothers wife (while his brother was still alive). The “wife” Herodias’ daughter Salome danced for Herod […]

Feast of Saint Bartholomew

Posted: Friday, August 24th, 2007 @ 1:33 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | 2 Comments »

Today is the feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. My St. Andrew Missal has an interesting note for this day. It says that the feasts of the apostles are spread out over the course of the year to show that they are the bedrock of the Church. Not too much is known about St. Bartholomew, […]

Credit where it it’s due

Posted: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:15 am in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | 1 Comment »

Alright, I complain about the new calender enough. So I will acknowledge that moving the feast of the Queenship of Mary to the octave day of the Assumption makes sense. But does it count if there is no octave day for the Assumption anymore? I guess it is sort of an implicit octave. Anyway, I […]

Feast of Saint Joachim

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2007 @ 6:30 am in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Feast of Saint Joachim

As usual I am behind. Yesterday was the feast of Saint Joachim (old calender) the father of Mary. As a father myself, I am partial to saints like Joachim and Joseph, and rely heavily on their patronage. According to tradition St. Joachim was a very generous, stepping up his giving from the usual 10% tithe […]

He that is mighty hath done great things to me

Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm in Liturgy | Comments Off on He that is mighty hath done great things to me

Last night I had the good fortune to be able to attend the Mater Ecclesiae Mass of thanksgiving at the cathedral of the Camden NJ diocese. It was a truly beautiful event, and an instance of giving God our very best. Many people sacrifice a great deal of time, money, and effort to make this […]

Liturgical Calendar for August

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 @ 3:34 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Liturgical Calendar for August

August is a bit frustrating for me because the old and new calendars have most of the same feasts, but on the new calendar they are shifted a day or two so nothing actually lines up. Most of the time, major saints stay in sync between the two calendars, but not in August. For example […]

Lack of Posting

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 @ 11:49 am in This Blog | Comments Off on Lack of Posting

Sorry about the recent lack of posting.  Between an extra hectic work schedule, and various Summer stuff I haven’t been able to get much up here.  I am still checking for comments to moderate.  I missed several feast days I wanted to post about, and at this point I guess I will just skip them […]


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