New Celebrity Bloggers and New Liturgical Feasts

In what will surely become an Emmy-winning video, the Supreme Executive Committee is pleased to share news on several fronts. Watch now!

  • Remember to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the SEC on October 29, as Scott and Tim celebrate their individual birthdays October 28 and October 30. It’s like Presidents’ Day, only more holy and more fun.
  • Even more important: mark your calendars for November 3, All Brackets’ Day! It’s the natural evolution of All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. Yep, All Brackets’ Day is the day the Lent Madness 2015 bracket will be revealed to the world. Tune in right here to see the bracket on the morning of November 3.
  • Two of our world renowned Celebrity Bloggers have retired. Next time you’re in the Lent Dome, look up toward the rafters to see the jerseys of Penny Nash and Heidi Shott. Lent Madness won’t be the same without them.
  • After a global search, the SEC is pleased to announce to new recruits to the Celebrity Blogger team. Please welcome Nancy Frausto and Neva Rae Fox. Nancy serves as priest at two Los Angeles-area congregations, and she’s an ECF Fellow. Neva is Public Affairs Officer for The Episcopal Church, and she’s active in her New Jersey parish. She is passionate about opera. And saints.

While you are biding your time waiting for the release of the bracket, why not visit the Lentorium and perhaps order a Lent Madness 2014 Golden Halo winner Charles Wesley mug? Or maybe a perpetual Lent Madness purple mug?

All Brackets’ Day will be here before you know it!

18 Comments to "New Celebrity Bloggers and New Liturgical Feasts"

  1. Madeleine Baier's Gravatar Madeleine Baier
    October 28, 2014 - 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh bracket schmacket, as long as Fred Rogers isn’t in it don’t bother me!!

    • babzee's Gravatar babzee
      October 28, 2014 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

      Right on Madeleine. Lets not drop the sword of truth to get Fred to his rightful state.

    • Alan C's Gravatar Alan C
      October 29, 2014 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

      Isn’t one of the SEC’s criteria that the person must be on the calendar of at least one denomination? Is Mr. Rogers on one? (Maybe you should direct your ire at the Presbyterians!)

      • babzeee's Gravatar babzeee
        October 29, 2014 - 9:52 pm | Permalink

        Considering the arbitrary nature of the SEC’s rules I can’t imagine why those of us who consider Fred Rogers to be a holy man should really care whether or not any denomination has officially put him on any registry. If mere mortals can declare their birthdays a holiday…nuff said.

  2. Jane C's Gravatar Jane C
    October 28, 2014 - 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Wait a minute! Is All Brackets’ Day scheduled in perpetuity for November 3rd or for the first Monday in November? Is it just a snippet of trivia that it should fall on the first Monday after All Saints’ Day this year? Will it fall on Tuesday in 2015? Please let the peasants know so that we will celebrate on the proper day from here on out. My calendar cannot compensate and correct for vague input. If All Brackets’ Day is a REAL holiday it should have real rules, just like Easter.

  3. Jane C's Gravatar Jane C
    October 28, 2014 - 7:46 pm | Permalink

    And Happy Conjoined Birthday to the SEC. Does that mean you get presents on both your real birthdays and the Feast of the Nativity of the SEC?

  4. October 28, 2014 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I want to see Julian of Norwich in the bracket. @

  5. Verdery's Gravatar Verdery
    October 28, 2014 - 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Hooray for the hint of Lent Madness (where’s the purple typefont?). I was hoping for something for Advent, but this will tide me over. During Hallowtide.

  6. October 28, 2014 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I want you to remember that Nov. 3 is St. Winifred’s Day!!

  7. Verdery's Gravatar Verdery
    October 28, 2014 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    And happy birthdays, Scott and Tim!

  8. babzee's Gravatar babzee
    October 28, 2014 - 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I am beyond excited. why, I could just skip Advent and go right to Lent!

  9. lucia's Gravatar lucia
    October 28, 2014 - 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday, gentlemen!

  10. Susie's Gravatar Susie
    October 29, 2014 - 12:29 am | Permalink

    “Many Happy returns on the day(s) of your birth(s),
    May sunshine and gladness be given.
    May God in God’s mercy prepare you on earth,
    For a beautiful birthday in Heaven.”
    Thanks for brightening our lives w/humor & learning!
    (& Congrats–or Sympathy?–& thanks to our new CBs!

  11. Jane's Gravatar Jane
    October 29, 2014 - 8:28 am | Permalink

    We, at Forward Movement believe in this new holiday, and are wondering how it should be celebrated…..and does it come with a day off work?

  12. Virginia in Texas's Gravatar Virginia in Texas
    October 29, 2014 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Birthday Blessings ya’ll
    anticipation high for ABD 11/3!!

  13. aleathia (dolores) nicholson's Gravatar aleathia (dolores) nicholson
    October 30, 2014 - 2:12 am | Permalink

    Am I hoping for too much as I wish to help inaugurate the onset of LENT MADNESS minus the brouhaha about Fred Rogers? May I add my support for Milady Jane Papa-etcetera who does indeed deserve a day off if her heart so desires one? Let the Madness begin!!!!! from the newly retired vocational deacon who also celebrated the 25th anniversary of her ordination to the diaconate.

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