Friday, May 18, 2007

Moveable Feasts

Yesterday may or may not have been Ascension Thursday. Ascension Thursday might come on a Sunday where you are, as it does here in the Archdiocese of Hollywood. So today may or may not be the Friday after Ascension Thursday. It might just be Friday in the Sixth Week after Easter. Or it might be St Bernardine of Siena's day. Or it might not because in some calendars he's on the 20th. But it won't be the 20th this week even though it might otherwise be where you are because the 20th is a Sunday and both the Ascension and the Sunday after the Ascension take precedence over St Bernardine.

Even when they "simplify" the liturgy it's still handy to have a Philadelphia lawyer on retainer.