Posted by james0235 on February 29, 2012
In the Byzantine Catholic Church, as well as the Orthodox Churches, February 29th, leap day, is the Feast of St. John Cassian. As this only occurs every four years the Feast is often moved in other years, typically to February 28th. And in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite we celebrate this Feast on July 23rd.
And for reasons still not quite clear to me in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite whenever February has 29 days the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle is moved from the 24th to the 25th and the Feast of St. Gabriel of the Most Sorrowful Virgin is moved from the 27th to the 28th.
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Posted by james0235 on February 29, 2008
Bosco Peters has a very interesting post on St. John Cassian whose Feast day is February 29th in the Eastern Orthodox Churches (and maybe the Eastern Catholic Churches as well?)
The Leap Year Saint
(And notice how St. John Cassian is mentioned in one of the quotes from the Catechism that I posted the other day)
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