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Friday, February 01, 2008

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options, options... Friday 5 from RevGalBlogPals

according to Sally of Eternal Echoes,
First Superbowl (someone explain to this Brit the significance)- love it or hate it? 5 reasons please!!!!!

First Superbowl, Second Candlemas/ Imbloc/ Groundhog day/ St Brigid's day- all of these fall on either the 1st or 2nd February. Bonus- 2nd Feburary is also my Birthday- I will donate £1.00 for every comment on my Friday Five Post to the Methodist Relief and Development Fund.
St Brigid1. Do I celebrate one or more of these? Although I'm USA-born and bred, I've never watched a football game live or on TV, I don't know the rules of play and I don't care. Without a doubt others will provide Sally with 5 specifically about Superbowl, so I won't. Imbloc or Candlemas would be cool, but this year I'm going with the fun trilogy Groundhog Day, St. Brigid, and Sally's B-day! This question again makes me aware Celtic spirituality holds near-infinite resources to enrich my typically more Christian, specifically Reformation-ish worldview.

2. How? This year I'll celebrate Sally Day by posting on at least one of my blogs about good things that are happening in the church; I'll also be eager to see what the TV weather people have to say about punxsutawney phil.

3. It's more deeply needed and desired fun than of deep significance, but I appreciate Sally's generosity, so this year's 2 February has an extra bit of joy and significance.

4. Since the liturgical calendar notes and the lectionary provides for celebrating of saints, I'd like to make saints days more important in my life, especially since we have a lot to learn from their examples. But for me, the church's great festivals of such as Nativity, Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost probably always will remain more in the forefront.

5. About my favourite Saints day/celebration, see my response to 4, plus J.S. Bach, Sch├╝tz and Handel on 28 July and Luke the Evangelist on 18 October.

5 comments:

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

I too, like, the ritual of celebrating various liturgical days/seasons.

And...I love the two graphics right below this post...WOW!!!

Counselor in Process said...

I'll with you for the three starting with Sally;s birthday!

Sally said...

Thank you for a great play- I grow poorer in purse and richer in spirit!!!
Thank you also for your wonderful graphics!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

you musician you! thought of you today while painting and lifted up some prayers... hope things have turned for you toward the better and the brighter.

the painting... well it's gotta dry. can't do much when it's wet. wet. wet.

Kievas said...

Great play, and thanks for stopping by my blog!