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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

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!””

The Feast of Pentecost

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Because Pentecost would be craziness and travel we celebrated the Feast a day early on June 8th. Every year I have more helpers! Blessed Pentecost to you all. 💒

“O Holy Ghost, through thee alone
Know we the Father and the Son;
Be this our firm unchanging creed,
That thou dost from them both proceed.”