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Archive for May, 2009

Octave Of The Ascension

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 @ 10:18 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | Comments Off on Octave Of The Ascension

Tomorrow is the (unofficial) octave of the Ascension.  The St. Andrew Missal has brief meditations for each day of the octave and I especially like the one for today. The Feast of the Ascension, by recalling to mind the glorious entry of Jesus and the Just of the Old Law into the kingdom of heaven, […]

Incarnational Theology, Or A Lack Thereof

Posted: Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 @ 9:52 pm in Culture | Comments Off on Incarnational Theology, Or A Lack Thereof

A few months ago we took a family vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. In preparation for the trip we got a few CDs of colonial music. One of them has a song about smoking tobacco. The lyrics describe various analogies about smoking. For example, “it shows our decay, we are made out of clay”, and how […]

Home Rogation Procession

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 @ 9:33 pm in Easter, Liturgical Calendar | 1 Comment »

As you probably know the three days before Ascension Thursday are rogation days (you can do a search for ‘rogation’ and find several older posts on the topic).  This is the first time since I have been aware of Rogationtide that I have had a garden, or even a yard.  So, after dinner we gathered […]


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