Donald R. McClarey

Festivals of Light

Now Judas celebrated the festival of the restoration of the sacrifices of the temple for eight days, and omitted no sort of pleasures thereon; but he feasted them upon very rich and splendid sacrifices; and he honored God, and delighted

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Feast Day of the Maccabees

    Father Z reminds us that in the traditional roman calendar today is the feast of the Maccabees:     However, in the traditional roman calendar today is the Feast of the Seven Holy Maccabee brothers.  They are listed

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Handel, Judas Maccabeus and Mel Gibson

  Something for the weekend.  The overture from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus.  Judas Maccabeus is a musical tribute to the revolt of the Maccabees, 167-160, against the attempts by Seleucid King Antiochus Epiphanes  to forcibly convert the Jews to paganism.  The

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