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Happy Boxing Day/Feast of St. Stephen/Second Day of Christmas (2017)


Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gath’ring winter fuel

“Hither, page, and stand by me
If thou know’st it, telling
Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?”
“Sire, he lives a good league hence
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

"Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear him thither."
Page and monarch forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind’s wild lament
And the bitter weather

“Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how,
I can go no longer.”
“Mark my footsteps, my good page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter’s rage
Freeze thy blood less coldly.”

In his master’s steps he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing


Happy feast of St. Stephen / 2nd day of the Octave of Christmas!

Do Mormons even celebrate feast days besides things like Christmas?


While we’re on the topic of saints and feast days, is it true that Mormons believe that the apostle John (whose feast day Catholics celebrate today) is still alive and wandering around?


Updated thread title.

In answer to your question, we believe he never tasted death. Whether he remains on earth or in heaven or somewhere between is subject to speculation. We believe he can come to earth to help others as needed.