Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DDSB Saint of the Day for December 22

Saint Ischyrion of Alexandria shared the experience common to a great many martyrs in the mid third century: a government thug told him just burn a little incense to the emperor (what's the harm in that?), and when he wouldn't, he was killed.

Ischyrion's feast is of the Simple class, but he is certainly worthy of remembrance as the Church moves closer to the Nativity of The Martyr.

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  1. Is there a place where I can find a top-to-bottom list of the ranking of feasts?

    This is a great book, by the way.

    Pr. Timothy Winterstein

  2. Fr. Winterstein,

    I'm glad you are enjoying the book.

    What do you mean by a top-to-bottom list? All of the feasts categorized under their classes in one list? I haven't put that together, but it would just be a matter of sitting down and typing it up.

    The ranks as they are used in DDSB go as follows:
    Double of the First Class
    Double of the Second Class

    These are 16th century terms - and their have been other schemes since then to rank the feasts. Whichever terms are used, the rankings of this or that feast usually come out the same.


  3. That's what I meant. Thanks.

    Pr. Timothy Winterstein


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