Tuesday, February 13, 2007

St Cyril's Day

To place it all in one place, and avoid having to do any actual work, so I'm going to recycle 2005 and 2006's emails about 14 February.

Anne 14/02/05:

For those (few) of you who don't know - there are more saints than days, so they have to share.

Today, in fact is also St. Cyrils day.

So, Happy St. Cyrils day.

(Neil - what is St Cyril the patron saint of??)

Me 15/02/05:

The Cyrillic alphabet.

Actually, I think he just invented it (no, really)

Me 16/02/06:

On an additional note, last year Anne asked me what St Cyril (feast day: 14 Feb) was patron of; I can now answer:

Bohemia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, ecumenism, Europe, Moravia, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches, and Yugoslavia

St Valentine of course patronises:

affianced couples, against fainting, bee keepers, betrothed couples, engaged couples, epilepsy, fainting, greeting card manufacturers, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers, plague, travellers, and young people

It's good to see him taking on a few unpleasant things such as plague to go with his otherwise very popular portfolio.
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