Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my readers and followers. I hope I can continue to post things worthy of reading over the next year!
As Advent winds down and as you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season, do not forget that everything we do and have is because of the single greatest Christmas gift of all, which is the birth of the Christ Child.
While you celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, try and keep in mind all of the other celebrations and commemorations that will happen over that time aside from Christmas and New Year’s Day and their respective eves (here and here), including the Feast of Saint Stephen (12/26), the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist (12/27), the Feast of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents (12/27) (these three sometimes referred to as the Martyr’s Triduum), the Feast of Saint Thomas a Beckett (12/29), the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord (sometimes called Feast of the Holy Name) (1/1), Twelfth Night, and, of course, the Feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the visit of the Magi (Wise Men) to the Christ Child and leads to the next Sunday’s celebrating of Jesus’ baptism.
This is truly a rich and profound season and I hope we can all get the most from it that God has to offer.