Not the Shakespeare play, but better, because we gather in community and bring this old tradition to life at St. Augustine's.
The liturgical season of Christmas often gets short shift: the stores start stocking Easter goods on Jan 1, our trees are put away by 8am boxing day, boxing week sales draw us in.
No! The incarnation is such a rich reality in our world that we need at least 12 days to draw in that news. Let us rest in that theological place for at least these 12 days to breath in all that God is doing among us.
- Seek to rest with family and friends in those 12 days.
- Take up what practices of celebration make sense for you in your family and culture.
- Read a book, theological if you like, or some book that brings you into wonder at the world and the people within it.
- Listen to special music that you have saved for these 12 days.
- Enjoy food and share food - considering especially those who might benefit from something you can give (boxing day began not as a buying frenzy, but as caring for the poor).
- Get out to walk in a natural place.
- Dress up in fancy clothes at home and watch some Christmas dance, art and music performances online.
- Just remember that the season of Christmas is 12 days and hold that intention within yourself.
On Wednesday January 5th,
The TWELFTH NIGHT,
THE EVE OF THE EPIPHANY,
THE CULMINATION OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON,
MAKE SOME WASSAIL and
JOIN st. A's folks on zoom to have a little feast (your own fare of course), sing some songs, and conclude the night with a simple compline prayer service.
STARTS AT 7PM!
(please get the zoom link from the church office since we can't post it publically)