Saturday, 26 December 2015

Good King Wenceslas

We are the Boxing Day today... and also the Feast of Stephen, day made famous with this great Christmas carol. I love Good King Wenceslas, it is a story about compassion on a day that is now all about consumerism. I had to go and buy some bare necessities of life today, I did it as late as I could, I was happy to see that many shops were still closed for the day. Anyway, since it is still Christmastime and since it is a tradition on this blog, I am sharing the carol today. It was sung in York Minster. Not the greatest take on it, but I visited the place during my holidays in the city, so I thought it would be fitting enough.


PJ said...

Parlant du bon roi Wenceslas, duc de Bohème, il a sa statue équestre dans le Carré Wenceslas à Prague. J'ai au moins une photo de cette statue sur Facebook.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

One of my favourite carols!

Mantan Calaveras said...

I think, more than compassion Wenceslas is about a kind of benevolence and leadership that has been lost in the present era.

Apparently Wenceslas was every bit the benevolent leader that his legend tells of. So much so that his Kingship (kinghood?) was actually granted posthumously.