Archive - Jan 5, 2006 - Story

Boxing Day: A Day for Giving

Vincent Fernandes of the Daiji World looks at the origins of Boxing Day from its roots at the feast of St. Stephen to a day celebrating donating to charity.

Pope Joan in the News Again

ABC News takes a new look at one of the oldest controversies of the Catholic Church: Pope Joan, a 9th century woman who, according to legend, disguised herself as a man to serve as Pope.

Silent Heralds Needed to Aid Chirurgeons at Pennsic

Lady Sara de Lindley, Aethelmearc Chief Silent Herald, has put out a call to all Silent Heralds to take part in a special program to work with the Pennsic Chirurgeonate. In a continuation of last year's successful program, Silent Heralds are being asked to aid hearing-impaired patients at the War.

Centuries-Old Books Comment on Gift-Giving

Proverbs, a book of sayings compiled by English playwright John Heywood in 1546, contains a number of pithy quotations relevant to the holiday gift-giving season, as do Homer and Virgil.