Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy [insert-day-here]

In keeping with my theme of remembering holidays that occur around this time of year, here is a run-down of the past few days:
  • December 26 is the day for St. Stephen, using the logic that as the first martyr, Stephen deserves to have his heavenly birthday the closest to Jesus' birthday. His day is mostly remembered by American Lutherans only when they happen to be singing "Good King Wenceslas".

  • December 27 is St. John's Day, on which it is traditional to be really confused as to which John is intended. (Okay, not really, but "John" is the masculine equivalent of "Mary" in the New have John, John, and the other John.) Visiting the island of St. John is not a tradition on this day, but it really should be.

  • December 28 is the Holy Innocents, which, no matter how you look at it, is not the most cheerful of feast days.
~Pastor Sarah

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