Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9th, First day of Summer, and St. Gregory of Nazianzus


Today, May 9th, the 7th day before the Ides of May is the first day of Summer in the old English reckoning, as well as the feast of St Gregory of Nazianzus, the Theologian


May 9, Commemoration of Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople, 389

Blessed be the Name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are his; I thank thee, O thou God of my Fathers, who hast given us wisdom and might, in that thou hast revealed the deep and secret things

V. With my lips have I been telling of all the judgements of thy mouth.
R. I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies as in all manner of riches.

O Almighty God, who didst give to thy servant Gregory of Nazianzus special gifts of grace to understand and teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus: Grant, we beseech thee, that by this teaching we may know thee, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


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An Anglo-Saxon calendar for May, marking the beginning of Summer on May 9th.



More here
Old English Summer


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