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Christmas / New Years program note: Songs for Odin, traditionally, go up on Wednesday, hence the name. The next couple of Wednesdays fall on Christmas Day and New Years Day successively, and Song for Odin will be taking those days off, returning, God willing, on the third Wodnesdæg following. Try to bear the disappointment if you can. In the meantime, here's a re-visit to the closest thing to a Christmas song in the MTX corpus, if corpus means what I think it does. Good Christmas to you all, I'm sure. https://youtu.be/vT0Pz5XuUYM and here's the "minor secrets" write-up (from April 2018... boy that was a long time ago.) https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/828307445854248960 And here's the Songs for Odin playlist if you feel like browsing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #Christmas #minds
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"According to Þorláks saga, early in the thirteenth century there was a man named Auðunn living in England in a place the saga calls 'Kynn', usually taken to be King's Lynn, in Norfolk. Auðunn had a statue of St Thorlak made and set up in a church there. One day an English cleric came into the church and saw it, and asked whose likeness it was supposed to be. He was told it was St Thorlak, a bishop from Iceland, at which he burst out laughing. He went into the kitchen and got a bit of sausage, and came back into the church in front of the statue; he held out the sausage to the icon, and said to it mockingly, "Want a bit, suet-man? You're a suet-bishop!" 'Suet-man' (mörlandi) was a derogatory name for Icelanders. Having had his joke, the cleric turned to go; but he could not move from the place where he stood, with his hand clenched immovably around the sausage. People flocked to see the miracle, and asked how it had happened. The cleric confessed his foolishness in front of them all, and repented of it (well, you would!). He begged them to pray for him, and after a time he was freed from his miraculous frozen state. And ever afterwards he learned to treat St Thorlak with respect..." https://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.com/2011/12/office-of-st-thorlak-and-kings-lynn.html #romancalendar #Iceland #Thorlak #minds

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Christmas / New Years program note: Songs for Odin, traditionally, go up on Wednesday, hence the name. The next couple of Wednesdays fall on Christmas Day and New Years Day successively, and Song for Odin will be taking those days off, returning, God willing, on the third Wodnesdæg following. Try to bear the disappointment if you can. In the meantime, here's a re-visit to the closest thing to a Christmas song in the MTX corpus, if corpus means what I think it does. Good Christmas to you all, I'm sure. https://youtu.be/vT0Pz5XuUYM and here's the "minor secrets" write-up (from April 2018... boy that was a long time ago.) https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/828307445854248960 And here's the Songs for Odin playlist if you feel like browsing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #Christmas #minds
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"According to Þorláks saga, early in the thirteenth century there was a man named Auðunn living in England in a place the saga calls 'Kynn', usually taken to be King's Lynn, in Norfolk. Auðunn had a statue of St Thorlak made and set up in a church there. One day an English cleric came into the church and saw it, and asked whose likeness it was supposed to be. He was told it was St Thorlak, a bishop from Iceland, at which he burst out laughing. He went into the kitchen and got a bit of sausage, and came back into the church in front of the statue; he held out the sausage to the icon, and said to it mockingly, "Want a bit, suet-man? You're a suet-bishop!" 'Suet-man' (mörlandi) was a derogatory name for Icelanders. Having had his joke, the cleric turned to go; but he could not move from the place where he stood, with his hand clenched immovably around the sausage. People flocked to see the miracle, and asked how it had happened. The cleric confessed his foolishness in front of them all, and repented of it (well, you would!). He begged them to pray for him, and after a time he was freed from his miraculous frozen state. And ever afterwards he learned to treat St Thorlak with respect..." https://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.com/2011/12/office-of-st-thorlak-and-kings-lynn.html #romancalendar #Iceland #Thorlak #minds

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