Raise a glass in honor of good St. John…

… Like I really need a reason to imbibe, but for the less indulgent out there today you are required* to do so.

Today is the third day in the octave of Christmas. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. John, apostle and evangelist. Born in Bethsaida, he was called while mending his nets to follow Jesus. He became the beloved disciple of Jesus. He wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles and the Apocalypse. Something something something bless wine.

Monk Tasting Wine, by Antonio Casanova y Estorach c. 1886

*Requirement to consume alcoholic beverages is something I totally made up and not a papal mandate but still a good practice to keep.

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  • tj.nelson

    I’ll drink to that!

  • http://twitter.com/kellymantoan Kelly Mantoan

    We finally remembered to have our parish priest bless a bottle (not the usual box) of wine for us on Thursday. Can one have too much of this good thing?