Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In the traditional Roman Catholic calendar (the one they used before the implementation of the new Mass after Vatican II), the Christmas season goes until Candlemas, February 2, which is the Purification of Our Lady. (In Jewish law a newly delivered mother had to wait 40 days after birth in order to be purified. Our Lady, being Immaculately conceived, did not need to be purified, but she followed the law nonetheless.)

That being said, I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas season and a Happy New Year!

Photo taken by Mathew Lu.
This is the family photo we sent out with our Christmas cards. My New Years resolution is to not end up in the ER this year/not fall down the stairs again/not get a concussion/or anything else...

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas! That's a lovely photo of all of you. Since I attend Novus Ordo liturgies and run by that calendar, I typically take down most of my Christmasy stuff once it hits Ordinary Time, but I really love the traditional Roman calendar, so I usually leave our tree and Nativity up until Candlemas.

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