Thursday, 23 April 2009

Saint George's Day

St. George's Day

The Flag of England is the St George's Cross. The red cross appeared as an emblem of England during the Middle Ages and the Crusades and is one of the earliest known emblems representing England. In the 13th century St. George became the patron saint of England .

To mark this day the Latin Mass Society held a sung Mass at Ushaw College,near Durham, as well as celebrating this Saint's day , today was the culmination of a training course for priests studying the Traditional Latin Mass at the college. My husband and I attended this Mass and it was a wonderful service, in an awe-inspiring chapel.

Today is also a special day for my youngest daughter's boyfriend ------- HIS BIRTHDAY!!! So many happy returns to G. (and no his name isn't George!!)


Mary said...

I would love to attend a Latin Mass. It's been decades unless you count the Pope's Christmas Mass that we tune in every year after returning from our own Christmas Midnight Mass.

Thanks for sharing about this, Zetor :)

JoAnn said...

I haven't been to a Latin Mass since I was a young girl. It sounds like you've had a wonderful day!

Jenny Girl said...

Mass in Latin sounds beautiful.
Happy St. George's day. I also read somewhere it was International Day of the Book or something ot that effect.
Either way hope you had a wonderful day!