In 2017, Easter is celebrated on the following dates. (It is a “movable feast” and can occur between 22 March and 25 April.) Easter – 16 April 2016 (Sunday) Good Friday – 14 April Maundy Thursday – 15 April Ash … Continue reading
We are awaiting reports from Canberra and the region.
David Cameron is pleased to have churches, and Easter. Here is his 2015 address on the subject.
Valentine’s Day as it is observed today is quite different from the person(s) and story(ies) of former years.
The day was the feast day of Saint Valentine (Valentinus), a Roman-era priest/bishop who challenged the officials and indeed the Caesar/Emperor of his day (Claudius Gothicus aka Claudius II) . When he challenged Claudius to adopt Christianity, Claudius caused Valentinus to be beheaded, on 14 February.
So, the day is not about roses, or chocolate. The day is more about honouring martyrs, people willing to “speak truth to power” and take the consequences.