St Andrew's Day 2008

Let me just get this sorted out right now, a year in advance. Next year, St Andrew’s Day will be on Monday 1 December 2008. Yes, not Sunday 30 November. It can’t ever be on a Sunday.

Advent 1 always beats St Andrew, even in Scotland in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Christ the King always beats Andrew, even in Scotland too. Therefore, St Andrew can never be celebrated on a Sunday.

Got that? We love him dearly. We enjoy being under his patronage. And we don’t keep his feast on a Sunday. OK?

Never on a Sunday.

End of story.

(I might give an exemption to the congregation of St Andrews, St Andrews, but only because I trust them to have the good taste not to apply it).