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Thursday, 27 December 2012

The feast of St. John the Evangelist

The third day of Christmas is the feast of St. John the Evangelist and Malcolm Guite, who has a sonnet for the Gospel written by the Evangelist included in his Sounding the Seasons sequence, finds it fitting that the Gospel writer whose prologue goes so deeply into the mystery of Incarnation, and whose words 'The Word was made flesh' are read at every Christmas Eucharist, should have his feast-day within the twelve days of Christmas. Click here to read/hear Malcolm's sonnet.
At St John's Seven Kings we celebrate our Patronal Festival on the first weekend in October instead of the actual feast day of the Evangelist because of the impracticality of gathering congregation and community together again so soon after the Christmas Day celebrations.
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