Thursday, December 28, 2017

Kwanzaa And The Holy Innocents

I know, I know, you're all getting down with ahem, "Dr." Karenga's awesomely made up Kwanzaa, which some argue isn't celebrated by anyone other than white liberals and perhaps the FBI. But spare a thought for the Holy Innocents while you're at it.

O God, Whose praise the martyred innocents did this day proclaim, not by speaking, but by dying, do to death in us all the malice of sinfulness, that our lives may also proclaim Thy faith, which our tongues profess. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee. in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the new birth of Thine only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free, who are held by the old bondage under the yoke of sin. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.

And for all you trads out there, here's the Latin.

Deus, cujus hodiérna die præcónium Innocentes Mártyres non loquéndo, sed moriéndo conféssi sunt: ómnia in nobis vitiórum mala mortífica; ut fidem tuam, quam lingua nostra lóquitur, étiam móribus vita fateátur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum: Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut nos Unigeniti Tui nova per carnem nativitas liberet; Quos sub peccati jugo vetustat servitus tenet. Per eúmdem Dóminum nostrum Jesum Christum Fílium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitáte Spíritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.

Serious stuff, right? And now we can all get back to innocently enjoying Kwanzaa.




Adrienne said...

Thanks to Planned Parenthood we can now celebrate the feast every day of the year. Herod would be proud...

LL said...

I celebrated Kwanzaa today by going to see Star Wars with Emilie. Good film, one of the better in the franchise IMHO.

LL said...

Today is December 29th, the third Day of Kwanzaa, and I'm suffering from the Kwanzaa (5 crazy night) blues. We all know that the FBI was the architect of this holiest of black holidays and that they used their stooge at CalState Long Beach to create the event. But how many days in a row can you eat chicken? A unicorn steak right about now, washed down with water sounds pretty good. A lot better than more fried chicken and a screw-top bottle of Ripple or a 44oz can of Colt 45 - traditional seasonal treats.

President Trump, at the Southern White House with the stunning and cultured Melania isn't celebrating Kwanzaa by all accounts. He's spending his time making America great again and trying to lock Her up instead of worshiping in front of a black Kwanzaa candle. You know he's not having any fun vacationing at his swanky resort, playing golf and wolfing down unicorn steaks, when he could be celebrating the darkness of Kwanzaa.

LSP said...

Adrienne, well said.

How does Cecile live with its conscience? Sorry. It doesn't have one, being a beast. A 6 fig+, MillSoc beast.

PS. My mom, who you'd like, said, "For that kind of money she should look a whole lot better." Point.

LSP said...

LL, there's nothing quite like a good old fashioned Kwanzaa!

Saying that, unicorn steaks are hard to beat. I understand White Wolves are their natural predator.

Adrienne said...

"For that kind of money she should look a whole lot better."

I would, indeed, like your mom if she says stuff like that. Cecile looks like a mean bull dyke with a bad hair cut. I saw her on some interview of another and my very talented scissor fingers were twitching. Good Lord in heaven - your little pink hair hair-cutter could do a better job.