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December 17th, 2008

Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Children with torches


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Advent Fast Fact
In Normandy, during Advent children would run through the fields and orchards with torches and set fire to bundles of straw, to drive out vermin that would damage the crops.

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  • Paul Snatchko

    A suggestion for this date on next year’s Advent Calendar: introduce the “O” Antiphons. These are traditional prayers said during vespers (evening prayer) from December 17 to December 23. (“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is sort of a take-off of these prayers.)

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