Since J.'s recent liturgical addendum to the Josephology series sparked discussion and corrections concerning the feast and octave of "St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church," I thought it appropriate to begin a little series of my own on the missing octaves of the modern Roman kalendars, both 1962 and 1970. I would cover the subject in part on:
- The octaves of the Comites Christi: Ss. Steven, John, and the Holy Innocents
- Epiphany and its octave day, the Baptism in the Jordan
- Octaves of the Virgin (Assumption and Nativity, later Immaculate Conception, too)
- Holy men of the Lord, the lost octaves of St. John the Baptist and Ss. Peter & Paul
- Octaves of the Lord, Corpus Christi and Ascension
- The greatest Roman octave: Pentecost
- Local octaves: patronal feast of the parish etc.
Look for words on the Comites Christi in the near future!