Rogation Day


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Rogation Day

n.
In western Christianity, any of the days of prayer and fasting, traditionally for a good harvest, especially the three days before Ascension Day.
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Noun1.Rogation Day - one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
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("Every country child would remember the boundary brooks and trees where he was dunked and bumped on Rogation Day," writes Michael Camille, "which marked upon his own body the spatial limits of his world." (48)) The world is marked upon the body, as that body marks the world: at the humble borders of the parish, in a windless zone high above the earth, and on the heel-wounding edges of paradise.
Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Yarmouth, Maine, which has done everything from creating liturgies on why climate change is a theological issue to hosting a Clean Energy Fair on church grounds to resurrecting an ancient holiday called Rogation Day in May, during which congregants celebrate the Earth, said Libby Moore, former chair of the church's Environmental Stewardship Committee.
Members of Warwickshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, farmers, farm workers and Land Girls attended a Rogation Day service at St.
(70) The prologue was also used in Rogation Day processions as a prayer to obtain divine protection against the plague or against damage to cattle or crops.
IN MY official capacity as Royal Bird Turglar (I ceremonially turgle the royal birds on Rogation Day), I'm often in a position to have a quiet word with Her Majesty over a glass or two of Babycham or a Vesta Curry lunch.
The mass for the Vigil of the Ascension (Wednesday of the Rogation days) is then given as follows: 1) Introit Omnes gentes (verse: Psalm 46:4); 2) a rubric for the Collect Presta quaesumus, for Memorials of the Virgin and All Saints, and for the New Testament Epistle Multitudinis (Acts 4:32-35); 3) an Alleluia and (sig.
ROGATION DAYS Beating the Bounds of the Parish was once very important.