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Thread #159235 Message #4025583
Posted By: keberoxu
30-Dec-19 - 09:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Rap for emperor
Subject: RE: BS: Rap for emperor
The Imperial Ignoramus has succeeded admirably in
making me feel less an ignoramus than himself,
though like as not
he knows more about a great many things than I know.
It's especially endearing when this is done with humor.
December 31 as Saint Sylvester's day, according to the Wikipedia,
is a Roman Catholic, western Christianity thing.
Sylvester is also recognized by the Orthodox church, but
the day is observed, not on the Western New Year's eve,
but shortly after the beginning of the New Year.
So the Saint Sylvester thing
is largely European.
He was a Roman pope at the time of Emperor Constantine
and the Nicæan Council.