28 December 2008

Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity

While all things were in quiet silence and the night was in the midst of her course, Thine almighty Word, O Lord, leaped down from heaven from Thy royal throne. (Psalm) The Lord hath reigned, He is clothed with beauty: the Lord is clothed with strength, and hath girded Himself.

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings, O God, Thou hast perfected praise, because of Thine enemies. (Psalm) O Lord our God: how admirable is Thy name in the whole earth!

Two travel updates: (1) I have news from Katie that she and her co-adventurer have arrived safely in Florence, and are enjoying themselves greatly. They'll stay there again tonight before heading on to Siena. (2) The Dublin Airport's website reports that Aer Lingus flight 124 from Chicago is delayed, with a new arrival time estimated as 8:46 (Dublin time); and now we see that they have landed safely at 8:55.

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