Thursday, January 5, 2017

12th Day of Christmas: Adeste Fideles, et. al.

Nativity scene in snowstorm at Principium et Finis World HQ
     Merry Christmas! On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . Luciano Pavarotti!
  Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and so the last of my Twelve Days of Christmas posts. I always close the twelve days with this rousing version of Adeste Fideles by our old friend Luciano.
   Tomorrow is the traditional date of the great feast of Epiphany, although in most Catholic dioceses the official liturgical celebration will be held this coming Sunday.  The next day, Monday, will be the Baptism of the Lord, and the beginning of Ordinary Time.  Some of us, however, will keep the decorations up until the Feast of the Presentation on February 2nd . . . and we all should carry at least a little Christmas Joy with us throughout the year!
     O come, let us adore Him!