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Corpus Christi Day
#11
RE: Corpus Christi Day
(June 3, 2021 at 7:33 pm)Dundee Wrote:
(June 3, 2021 at 6:33 pm)Jackalope Wrote: I live in a very Catholic country and as far as I can tell, today is just an ordinary day.

Then it is no public holiday in your country, probably.
Here it is.
No processions, though. Because of Covid 19.

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In Catholic countries, where Corpus Christi Day is no public hoiiday, those processions used to be on the coming Sunday.

Yep, it's not a federal holiday here. I'll see what happens on Sunday.
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#12
RE: Corpus Christi Day
Catholics always got ta be creepin.
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#13
RE: Corpus Christi Day
I spent one day in Corpus Christi, Texas. Got a sunburn and bought some crabs (the kind you eat). That is all.
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#14
RE: Corpus Christi Day
(June 3, 2021 at 9:02 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I spent one day in Corpus Christi, Texas. Got a sunburn and bought some crabs (the kind you eat). That is all.

And you didn't even go to the Selena museum? That's probably the only reason to go there in the first place!

(June 3, 2021 at 7:33 pm)Dundee Wrote:
(June 3, 2021 at 6:33 pm)Jackalope Wrote: I live in a very Catholic country and as far as I can tell, today is just an ordinary day.

Then it is no public holiday in your country, probably.
Here it is.
No processions, though. Because of Covid 19.

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In Catholic countries, where Corpus Christi Day is no public hoiiday, those processions used to be on the coming Sunday.

Even when I went to Catholic school, it wasn't much of a big deal. Or, for that matter, any sort of deal. This may be a function of A) living in the Protestant-dominated US, or B) its falling sometime during summer vacation, at which point, I didn't have to even act like I gave a shit about Catholicism.

Also, for what it's worth, I can't hear the words "Corpus Christi" without imagining this:



Quoth Jeff Buckley: "The 'Carol' is a fairytale about a falcon who takes the beloved of the singer to an orchard. The singer goes looking for her and arrives at a chamber where his beloved lies next to a bleeding knight and a tomb with Christ's body in it."

It was apparently a cover of a Benjamin Britten cover of a poem from the early 16th century, inspired by Janet Baker's 1967 recording of the setting, and would, in turn, inspire a cover by Jeff Beck. 


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#15
RE: Corpus Christi Day
(June 3, 2021 at 8:48 pm)brewer Wrote: Catholics always got ta be creepin.

Definitely. A few years ago the local Marians were going around house to house seeing if anybody would like to take in tgeir copy of the child of Prague for a few weeks and spend hours bowing and sc4aping before it. Imagine the shock on their faces when I said no, even though most practising catholics also say no.
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#16
RE: Corpus Christi Day
(June 3, 2021 at 6:27 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: I have. Kind of dull - I mean, it’s not really a parade unless it’s got elephants.

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Elephants with mounted gun turrets...
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