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Thread #109544 Message #2291551
Posted By: wysiwyg
18-Mar-08 - 09:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sad dayfor Irish in parts of US at least
Subject: RE: BS: Sad day for Irish in parts of US at least
As I had a few minutes on my hands last night for the first Mass of Holy Week, I read through the Episcopal Church's "precedence" customs. Saints' days were mentioned as a group, but there was no wagging finger pointing out St. Patrick especially, and no dire warnings of what would be done to parishioners who chose a private celebration for their favorite saint ON the actual day.
I guess if one WANTS to look for occasions of upset, as a way of honoring a saint of their choice, they can.... but it doesn't seem particularly a Patrick-ish attitude. Nonetheless, if a good Catholic is so bothered by having to choose between Jesus and Patrick, they are free (whether their priest says so or not) to choose as they wish. :~) Or, of course, they could go ahead and choose BOTH.