Thursday, December 27, 2007

St John the Divine

Today we celebrate the Feast of St John the Evangelist. In spite of modernist theories, the Church still celebrates the Evangelist and Apostle as one and the same. There are many things to do on this day.
  • We are still celebrating the Octave of Christmas, while our separated brethren, who don't really believe in the Incarnation, have already begun to pack away things. It's bad luck to have your tree up after New Year's Day, ya know!
  • Let's not forget the blessing of wine. St John is the one who tells us that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the best vintner ever, so let's get out our Rituale Romanum and a case of wine to bless this day!
Have a blessed Feast of St John, and enjoy the rest of the celebration of Christmas. By the way, if you follow the Extraordinary Form, you can celebrate Christmas until Feb 2, the 40th day.