Bright Bonfires Mark the End of the 12 Days of Christmas Season

By Terry Mattingly,
senior fellow for Media and Religion at
The King’s College in New York City.
from On Religion

The same thing happens to Father Kendall Harmon every year during the 12 days after the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

It happens with newcomers at his home parish, Christ-St. Paul’s in Yonges Island, S.C., near Charleston. It often happens when, as canon theologian, he visits other parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

“I greet people and say ‘Merry Christmas!’ all the way through the 12 days” of the season, he said, laughing. “They look at me like I’m a Martian or I’m someone who is lost. … So many people just don’t know there’s more Christmas after Christmas Day.”

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