Feast of the Holy Cross

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“The comedian Lenny Bruce shocked audiences by wondering how we might respond if Jesus were crucified in the 20th century. Would Catholics, he mused, walk around with tiny silver electric chairs hung around their necks?” Today is the Feast of the Holy Cross. More after the jump:

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Feast of St. Elisha

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One of the gifts of the Byzantine calendar is its inclusion of Old Testament saints. The painting above is Elisha Raising the Son of the Shunamite by Frederic Lawson. Learn more about St. Elisha the ninth century BC prophet, whose story is told in the Book of Kings, after the jump:

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Feast of St. Jeremiah

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mother and child Once again we have our Eastern Rite brothers and sisters to thank for reminding us of the saints of the Hebrew Scriptures. In the Byzantine calendar, today is the feast of St. Jeremiah. Learn more from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Armenian Catholic Church Canonizes Victims of Genocide

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Armenian Canonization Mass

The Armenian Catholic Church, an Eastern rite church in communion with Rome has canonized the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide. More from The UK Telegraph here: Armenian Church Canonizes Victims of Armenian Genocide. Watch a video after the jump:

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