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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Church Year’ Category

Feast of St. Michael

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Sept. 29: The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Holy Cross and St. Michael’s day mark the beginning of my favorite season and kick off so many delightful holy days. Today we thank God for creating His heavenly host. We remember the battle in Heaven, the fierce warrior angels led by Michael and our victory over the great dragon, that old serpent Satan.

“Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them.”

Revelation 12: 10-12

Holy Cross Day

Monday, October 7th, 2019

September 14: Holy Cross Day, observed Sept 15th. We eat our traditional Cross Monkey Bread today.

Feast of St. Mary

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

August 15: Blessed Feast of St. Mary, Mother of our Lord.

The Feast of St. Lawrence

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

August 10: Blessed Feast of St. Lawrence of Rome, deacon of the 3rd century, Martyr.

“Ambrose of Milan relates that when the treasures of the Church were demanded of Lawrence by the prefect of Rome, he brought forward the poor, to whom he had distributed the treasure as alms. “Behold in these poor persons the treasures which I promised to show you; to which I will add pearls and precious stones, those widows and consecrated virgins, which are the Church’s crown.” The prefect was so angry that he had a great gridiron prepared with hot coals beneath it, and had Lawrence placed on it, hence Lawrence’s association with the gridiron. After the martyr had suffered pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he cheerfully declared: “I’m well done on this side. Turn me over!””