Rogation Days


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Rogation Days

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) April 25 (the Major Rogation) and the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day, observed by Christians as days of solemn supplication for the harvest and marked by processions, special prayers, and blessing of the crops
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Rogation Days

pl (Eccl) → Bitttage pl, → Rogationstage pl
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ROGATION DAYS Beating the Bounds of the Parish was once very important.
Eight of the compilation's twenty-three homilies are focused specifically on penitence and Easter: Homily 1 (for Easter), Homily 3 (for Lent), and two groups of three homilies for Rogation days (Homilies 11-13 and 19 21; Homily 14 is rubricated for Rogation days, but its material does not seem to pertain to them; see Scragg, Vercelli Book, 237).
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Low temperatures; 2 Madame Butterfly; 3 The director of an orchestra or choir; 4 Sir Robert Peel; 5 Rogation days.
Whether it's shopping for the ingredients of a Holy Thursday "Paschal supper," blessing chalk for the Epiphany custom of inscribing the Magi's initials over your front door, or explaining the stories behind old Catholic customs like "Mothering Sunday" and Rogation Days, The Year & Our Children is both a rich reference and a crafter's recipe book.