What is Fronleichnam? If you would have asked me yesterday I would not have been able to tell you. Here is how I found out about it.
This morning I was supposed to participate in an early morning conference call with some of my colleagues in Germany. I went to bed early last night, woke up early this morning and left for work early so I would be their in time.
However, I found out that the conference call had been canceled because of a holiday in Germany.
So, I had to find out what the holiday it was. I quickly found out that today was Fronleichnam.
I have several of these eggs on my shelf at home.
Fronleichnam is known as the Feast of Corpus Christi in most places and is a Latin Rite celebrating the body of Christ.
The day is celebrated by processions through the town, but since I don’t have pictures of a procession I will share a few pictures of church buildings in Jena, Germany.
The picture above is of Stadtkirche St. Michael. This church building has a interesting connection to Martin Luther. See my post: Reformation Day II
You can view another picture of this church building in my post: September 11 Birthday
The picture above was taken from near the grave of Carl Zeiss who was born on September 11, 1816.