Tuesday, January 04, 2005

This drives me nuts

The Roman churches around me celebrated the feast of Epiphany this past Sunday. Unfortunately, it's supposed to be January 6, 12 days after Christmas, corresponding with the Eastern celebration of Theophany.

The Roman bishops, who certainly have the right to do what they have done, nevertheless are very wrong to do it. They reduce holy days of obligation and move those that remain to Sunday, so as not to inconvenience any of laity with the necessity to go to church on some other day. So, Jan 1st wasn't obligatory, and Christ now ascends on a Sunday, not a Thursday. Epiphany is Jan 2nd instead of Jan 6.

God forbid we make any demands on ourselves.

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