|Kwanzaa which is not a religious celebration but rather a cultural celebration seems to have borrowed from the Chanukah religious celebration the Hanukkah menorah.
|Why in the name of God and all that is holy, should not the Catholic Church borrow the Hanukkiah/Kwanzaa menorah for the Octave of Christmas?
|As you may or may not know, depending on what type of coloring book Catholicism you have had, the Octave of Christmas or Easter or Pentecost takes one day's solemnity and stretches it out for eight days. In effect the eight days are one single day of celebration.
|I know that as I child I would love to have extended the hours of Christmas day to eight days which is what the Church does.
|But we have no way of symbolizing these eight days, this octave except by going to Mass or praying the Liturgy of the Hours.
|Why not have a home devotion,similar to the Chanukah menorah or the Kwanzaa or better yet, the Advent Wreathe and light a candle for each of the 8 days of the Octave of Christmas.
|Am I the only one who has come up with this?
|Here is one possibility for the Octave of Christmas Menorah: