01 January 2010

On the Tenth Day of Christmas...

...apparently it's Epiphany.

When, oh when will the bishops give Epiphany back to us?  Don't they have any sense of the importance of traditional times and seasons?  For heaven's sake, didn't they learn to sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" when they were kids?  Honestly, it's one of the biggest tests of my obedience not to keep Epiphany on January 6th.  And I won't even mention my problem with Ascension Thursday.

But obedient we shall be, so we'll celebrate Epiphany on January 3rd this year.
O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy onlybegotten Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know thee now by faith, to thy presence, where we may behold thy glory face to face; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.