Posted February 28, 2018 5:50 am by Fr John Hunwicke


… and I wish a joyous, even riotous, Purim to Hebrew readers. Open another bottle!

The Extraordinary Form Reading at Mass this morning was the Prayer of Mordecai; for Christians, of course, Lent is a penitential season, so Alcohol and festivity are not encouraged. (Similarly, the old Roman agricultural festivals became the penitential Christian Ember Days.)

For Synagogue Jews, Purim is a

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