Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the third day of Christmas I feel like I ate three French hens

In addition to Church services and opening presents, for many people Christmas is also a time to eat…and eat….and eat. I think that may have been the reason for the three French hens. After all the turkey and stuffing and potatoes and pie and (at least in every Greek home) spanakopita and feta cheese, I’m looking forward to a quick workout this morning to burn some of those extra Christmas calories. It sort of makes me wonder….if we keep eating and eating just because it’s Christmas, why don’t we have a desire to keep going to Church?
Did you know that last week there were Church services for three days leading up to Christmas like a “mini” Holy Week? Did you know that next week there will be Church services leading up the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany) like a “mini” Holy Week? The number of Church services associated with a Feast is a direct response to the importance of the Feast.

So here we are in the midst of the Twelve Days  of Christmas (ending on the Feast of Holy Theophany) when the Church celebrates the coming of the Lord into His creation for our Salvation. Let’s start acting like it…

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