Friday, December 13, 2013

St Lucy's Day

Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletian persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman CatholicAnglicanLutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of seven women, apart from the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the traditional Canon of the Mass. Her feast day, known as Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. (From Wikipedia. You didn't think I was going to type it out for myself, did you?)

Sadly the Episcopal Church in the USA does not mark her day, but I take joy - together with Swedish people the world over, for she is their matron saint - in wishing you a Happy St Lucy's Day!

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