In Italy, New Year’s Eve is called “La notte di San Silvestro,” the Night of Saint Sylvester. Many legends are told about this Catholic Saint, but perhaps the most impressive is the story of Saint Sylvester and the Dragon.
He was crucified, buried and arose. He now sits at the right hand of the Father.
|St. Sylvester raises the dead.|
This story reminds me of the words of a hymn written by the great reformer, Martin Luther:
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
the Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure.
One little word shall fell him.
Happy New Year to all from the Stark Raving Mythopath! Whatever dragons you may face this year, remember to speak the Word of God!