The most interesting aspect of Septuagesima Sunday, even more so than pancakes, is that on this day, the church “locked away” the word Alleluia, and it was not used in the liturgy again until Easter Sunday. This idea of “locking away a word” intrigued me, so I dived deeper into the history, etymology, and usage of the word “Alleluia.”
It’s rare to find an intact antique atlas. Many atlases are cut up and sold to collectors as individual maps. Even when you find a atlas that hasn’t been chopped up, it’s very difficult to track down the provenance and original owner of a 200-year-old book. But we were up for the challenge!