27 December 2011

January Preview, December Cap

1        Circumcision and Name of Jesus
2        J.K. Wilhelm Loehe
6        Epiphany of Our Lord
8        Baptism of Our Lord
10      Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa
18      Confession of St. Peter
20      Sarah
24      St. Timothy
25      Conversion of St. Paul
26      St. Titus
27      John Chrysostom

(Commemorations are italicized.)

Merry Christmas!  And Happy St. Stephen's Day (26th), St. John's Day (27th), and Feast of the Holy Innocents (28th).

We have feasting every night this week.  Last night's 3rd annual St. Stephen's Day Carolfest was a success.  If you've never sung Good King Wenceslas responsively, do it!  Men sing the Wenceslas parts, women sing the page's parts, and everyone sings the narrative.  My favorite line: "When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even."

Tonight my husband's aunt is hosting a traditional standing rib roast and Yorkshire pudding supper.  Wednesday night my sisters and their significant others are coming over for Game Night.  More food at our house Thursday night with out-of-town relatives.  Friday night another Game Night with other good folks.  Saturday night Italian take-out, vasilopita, and a Jim Brickman concert.

Sunday we thank God for the Name of Jesus, into which we were baptized, and at which every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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