Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Funny Thought

A friend sent me this after Mass today:
This morning I was thinking about the Byzantine practice of naming Sundays for their gospel pericopes (ex., Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Lazarus Saturday, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, Thomas Sunday, etc.) I remember that this did exist to some extent in the West too inasmuch as we were traditionally also on a one-year lectionary (which allows for this sort of rhythm to become familiar and ingrained). So how pleasantly surprised I was when today at St. X's in the front of the church I saw a sign "Donut Sunday"...I couldn't help but laugh and think, "The kingdom of heaven is like a donut covered in sprinkles..."
Sigh, lol. Indeed.

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