Thursday, February 14, 2008

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

Poor Saints Cyril & Methodius, and while we're at it, we may as well include St. Elizabeth of Portugal and St. Martin of Tours.

On the Church's calendar, their feast days fall, respectively, on February 14, July 4, and November 11. In the United States, these dates on the calendar are already "occupied" by Valentine's Day, Independence Day, and Veteran's Day. Add to these three the Saints on the calendar whose feast days fall in late May (perhaps to be 'eaten up' by Memorial Day), early September (Labor Day), and mid-November (Thanksgiving), and you have more than a few of our Church's Hagios who get ignored (either occasionally or annually) when their feast days comes up in the Church's liturgical calendar.

1 comment:

Fr. James Weldon said...

Don't forget St.Ansgar, who shares the day with St.Blase. Who cares about Ansgar when you can get your throat blessed. Perhaps this explains the sad state of the Church in Denmark.