December 02, 2007

The First Sunday of Advent Is the First Day of the Church Year

I've posted a homily for it.
Click HERE for it.


Blogger Thursday said...

Happy New Year Fr. Stephanos!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, SJ today... has a few really good prayers from FX.

Keep up the good work. I read your blog every day.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Rachel Gray said...

Father, may I inquire as to the meaning of the colorful pattern of crosses in this post?

8:43 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

The overall color scheme of the crosses is violet, the color for Advent.

The pattern is an ancient one in Christianity: "polystavrion"--Greek for "many crosses."

In icons, the pattern is usually rendered in black and white crosses, and is the vestment for archbishops.

1:22 PM  

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