Making Easter the Cornerstone of Our Year

Making Easter the Cornerstone of Our Year

It is near impossible to overstate the significance of Easter. It stands out as primary and unique for at least three reasons. 1. While the focused celebration of Easter is for a set time—first an intense week (eastern Christianity has the lovely name of ‘Bright...
Caroling and Reading: To Continue Our Celebration

Caroling and Reading: To Continue Our Celebration

Our celebration of Christmas is ongoing. This is not about ‘making a point’ or offering a corrective to others. It is a matter of taking the opportunity to express our joy and gratitude, as well as our resolve that the birth of Christ make a real difference in our...
Christmas Details Matter

Christmas Details Matter

“[T]he whole of man, soul and body, is nourished sanely by a multiplicity of observed traditional things.” Hilaire Belloc, ‘A Remaining Christmas’ Real festivity, like a human person, has a soul and body. A person’s thriving is most of...
A Virtue for the Holy Days

A Virtue for the Holy Days

“Now we have said generally that the man with this virtue will associate with people in the right way [in gatherings and in social life]; but it is by reference to what is honorable and expedient that he will aim at not giving pain or at contributing pleasure. For he...

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