Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Midsummer Eve - St. John's Eve ...

Tonight is St. John's Eve - Midsummer Eve...  a celebration of the Summer Solstice carried through to June 25, a date which this year coincides with the 34th anniversary of the apparitions at Medjugorje.

I will light torches and candles tonight.
It is St. John's Eve. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Baptist. It was a tradition in the days of Christendom to have a bonfire in honor of the saint who was a "burning and shining light." (John 5:35) In some places, they still do... - Tea at Trianon
We can see the Northern Lights tonight as well.

The Holy Father may have questioned the apparitions at Medjugorje - but if the interview is correct, he did not discount the miraculous:
"But we must distinguish that in Medjugorje, God makes miracles, you know? So, in the midst of human follies, God continues working miracles, is that not so?"  - Source/translation
I'm going to light candles.

Is everybody lit?


  1. I'm going to vespers and the divine liturgy tomorrow night. Gotta get my incense on.


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