Our Lady of Celestial Fire


September 19

(Greek) Ancient: 5 Boedromion (nominally mid-Sept.–mid-Oct.).
This is the Athenian festival in honor of the dead. (Of course families honor their own dead on their anniversaries.) There are lamentations and speeches of praise. In ancient times, the autumnal equinox (approximately) ended the summer campaigning season, so several of these festivals (Genesia, Artemis Agrotera, Boedromia) relate to the cessation of fighting. [PFA 53–4]