Good morning and Thanksgiving to everyone! Today I am thankful that I am not hosting the gathering, although I do miss the lovely smell of a turkey roasting in the oven. I am headed downstairs to make a batch of Christmas Tree candles and then I am going to watch the parade while I sew up a couple of stockings. We got orders for 4 more yesterday. That puts our total at over 130 for the year. Not bad at all.
Word of the day:
Thursday of the Thirty-fourth week in Ordinary Time
In the USA : Thanksgiving Day
Today the Church celebrates : St. Peter of Alexandria, Bishop & Martyr (+ 311)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 21:20-28.
When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand. Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Let those within the city escape from it, and let those in the countryside not enter the city, for these days are the time of punishment when all the scriptures are fulfilled. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken as captives to all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand."
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