Above: Renovations on Washington Market, New York, New York, 1940
Photographer = Al Aumuller
Image Source = Library of Congress
Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsca-12745
In July 2009 I created this weblog and my Ecumenical Calendar of Saints’ Days and Holy Days. Both the weblog and the Ecumenical Calendar have improved since then. My process of making both better has not ceased either. This process has entered a new phase, that is, the systematic renovation of the Ecumenical Calendar on a month-by-month basis, starting with January. I have been changing some feast days, deleting certain old posts, replacing many of them, adding “new” commemorations, and revising other old posts. To date I have done all this for commemorations with dates from January 1 to March 3.
This renovation will, I predict, continue into 2018, for (A) I do more than blog, (B) I tend to more than one weblog each with its own projects, and (C) the behind-the-scenes work on posts requires time. For example, I have published four of a projected forty-six new posts for the March portion of the Ecumenical Calendar. This project might take me into February. Even after I complete this renovation with a post or posts for December 31 I will continue to revise and update the Ecumenical Calendar as I deem necessary and proper.
The Ecumenical Calendar is a hobby I find spiritually and intellectually rewarding. May you, O reader, find it edifying in the same way also.
KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR
JANUARY 2, 2017 COMMON ERA
THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS
THE FEAST OF JOHANN KONRAD WILHELM LOEHE, BAVARIAN LUTHERAN MINISTER AND COORDINATOR OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN MISSIONS
THE FEAST OF SAINTS NARCISSUS, ARGEUS, AND MARCELLINUS OF TOMI, ROMAN MARTYRS
THE FEAST OF SAINT ODILO OF CLUNY, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT
THE FEAST OF SABINE BARING-GOULD, ANGLICAN PRIEST AND HYMN WRITER