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From Lupercalia to Valentine's Day, cont'd

Presentation of Christ in the Temple, from the Sherbrooke Missal c. 1310 – c. 1320
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Candlemas

Today is Candlemas, now better known as “grounhog day” or “pancake day.” When I was a child, Candlemas,  915 more words

Feasts

A Prayer for Candlemas

Candlemas, or the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, has always been one of my favorite “Lesser Feasts” in the Church Year. In addition to blessing the candles used in the upcoming year, we celebrate the wider message of Christianity “enlightening” the world with its light and warmth. 101 more words

Prayer

Benedictus/Monday, December 14, 2015

Luke 1:67-75

His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:

68″Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,

because he has come and has redeemed his people. 200 more words

#Advent

First song of Isaiah, 13 Dec 15

As we noted two weeks ago, we are into canticles or individual songs of praise (from the Latin canticulum meaning little song) in the place of the psalm during Advent. 495 more words

Psalms

Canticle for My Clavicle by Kate Bernadette Benedict

Canticle for My Clavicle

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. —Psalm 51

“Nonunion” is the state my bone is in. 171 more words

#poem

Mourning to Joy


“I will turn their mourning into joy, I will show them compassion and have them rejoice after their sorrows.” Jeremiah 31:13

(From the canticle in today’s morning prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours) 125 more words