PsychoSabbaton, Soul Saturday

  Today is one of the two Saturday of the Souls i.e. a commemoration of those who have fallen asleep.         On this Saturday,  and the last one of the Great Pascha, for tomorrow is Ascension, Eastern Orthodox Christians have memorial services for their reposed family either by paying  respect to them  either by going … Continue reading PsychoSabbaton, Soul Saturday

John of Reading

John of Reading wrote O Come O Ye Faithful which most of us remember as Adeste Fideles, which is how it was originally rendered way back in the 14th Century.  I don't really know the Latin words outside of the first stanza, I am not Catholic, but I do remember hearing it as a child … Continue reading John of Reading

Reblogged…Trees of Pentecost

My annual posting for the feast of Pentecost: From the Feast The arrogance of building the tower in the days of old led to the confusion of tongues. Now the glory of the knowledge of God brings them wisdom. There God condemned the impious for their transgression. Here Christ has enlightened the fishermen by the … Continue reading Reblogged…Trees of Pentecost

Will the real St. Nick please standup ?

The reign of Constantine proved to be a turning point in history. The Edict of Milan helped transform Christianity from a persecuted religion into a popular faith. Christianity spread faster than ever before. Jesus’s message offered comfort in a world full of peril and suffering. His call to love God and neighbor gave meaning to … Continue reading Will the real St. Nick please standup ?

Jonah Goldberg On Christmas

Santa’s Not Pagan but there is a  “war on Christmas." As a non-Christian with a deep affection for Christmastime, I’ve always felt a little left out around this time of year, but not in the way you might think. I’ve always felt a bit out of place with the venerable conservative tradition of denouncing the … Continue reading Jonah Goldberg On Christmas

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:   Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Congratulations Ruth, Peter and Teddy

I saw this card at the National Museum for Women & thought it perfect for my godmother’s new grandson, Teddy.  I got it back in June when I went to DC for a visit, but I was aware that Teddy was soon on the way & got it for that occasion. The painting was done … Continue reading Congratulations Ruth, Peter and Teddy

Happy Easter….oh yeah, and happy Eid-ul-Fitr too

 This is one strange tale from Salon.  Unfortunately from what I remember from Christmas, Thanksgiving etc., it seems to be true.  Of course says it’s all tongue in cheek….what’s that about truth in a joke? Barack Obama says he's a Christian, but he refuses to celebrate Easter, the holiest of Christian holidays not involving … Continue reading Happy Easter….oh yeah, and happy Eid-ul-Fitr too