Feast of St. John the Baptist

Date: June 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

 You can not go to church on June 18th. The doors will be locked. Congregants are invited to convene for Liturgy of the Bone Fire at 5 pm at The Dubliner Pub & Cafe.


As Christianity entered pagan areas, midsummer celebrations were borrowed and transferred into new Christian holidays, often resulting in celebrations that mixed Christian traditions with pagan midsummer festivities. The 13th-century monk of Winchcomb, recorded how St. John’s Eve was celebrated in his time: the boys collect bones and certain other rubbish, and burn them, and there from a smoke is produced on the air. Bonfires (from bone fires) were lit to drive away dragons, which were abroad on St. John’s Eve, poisoning springs and wells.

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