The Third Sunday of Easter.
The homily for today was all about Earth Day, and the man who invented it in 1969 - with mention of what inspired him the year before: The 1968 Apollo 8 lunar mission, especially the photos showing the astronauts' view of the earth. Thus when the same images were later printed in Life magazine, Deacon seemed to think that those photos are what inspired the guy to create Earth Day. I always thought it had more to do with a huge oil spill in California around the same time, but who cares.
The Deacon preached the homily. Normally his homilies are very good, drawn from the liturgical texts for the Sunday he is scheduled to preach. His regular ministry is to the Native American community in town, the community is dedicated to Kateri Tekakwitha. Since his assignment there, Deacon has become ever more environmentally conscious. That may explain a few things with regard to the subject of his homily.
So yeah, the Third Sunday of Easter, and the homily was all about Earth Day - so much for that joy of Easter, huh?
"Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. And He said to them, 'Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.'" - Luke: 24: 35-48
Remember: Don't mention the Passion of Christ, repentance or the forgiveness of sins, or any para-liturgical devotion during Eastertide! I kinda did in a post yesterday, but I think I got away with it.
Earth Day eggs.