FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 7 P.M., in the cathedral nave and parking lot
In our tradition, the celebration of the Feast of Christmas lasts twelve days, beginning December 25 and ending on January 5 (that is, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6). The evening of the last day of Christmas is known as “Twelfth Night,” and is an opportunity for festivity and reflection.
All ages are invited to celebrate the end of the Christmas season on Friday, January 5 at 7 p.m. We’ll gather in the nave for a simple, intimate, and brief Eucharist with the Epiphany gospel. Following the liturgy, we’ll process with the Advent wreath to the bonfire in the lower parking lot. You are most welcome to bring your greens from home to toss into the fire. Then, we’ll toast marshmallows, enjoy s’mores, hot cider, and good cheer.
UPDATE! For more information about events around the Burning of the Greens at other Episcopal parishes, check out this article, featuring quotes from our own Dean Steve Thomason, as well as the Rev. Hilary Raining, PhD, our former Theologian-in-residence who will return here this March to lead a Wisdom School event.
Check out some photos from the Burning of the Greens in years past below (click to enlarge):