23 May 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Since we will be gone for the weekend, here are some questions to keep you thinking:

Friday's Category: Cults and nut cases

Where did Jim Jones establish his People's Temple Church, and where did it come to a tragic end?

Saturday's Category: Sacred books

What is the Jewish prayer book containing both Hebrew and Aramaic prayers used in the Eastern European daily liturgy called?

Sunday's Category: Celebrity gossip

Where will Bishop Peter Christianson of the Diocese of Superior be celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi this year? Hint: It's at the parish we attend while at the cabin and the parish that a cousin of mine (twice removed) used to be the pastor at years ago.

Monday's category: Statesmen

What soldier, politician and reputed (although I dispute it) relative of mine was instrumental in establishing Memorial Day?

Bonus or make up point:

What is a prie-dieu?

Demerits for using Google or other search engines! However, educated, and even not-so-educated, guesses are welcome!

St. Alex says, place your answer(s) in the form of a question in the combox, say an Our Father for the Feast of Corpus Christi and a prayer for a deceased loved one for Memorial Day, while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Your humble prize for a correct answer(s) is the satisfaction of knowing you are a brainiac.


RJW said...

For Friday: Where is Guyana?

Mairin :o) said...

a prie-dieu is a kneeler.

Ray from MN said...

Friday. Where is San Francisco and Where is Jonestown, Guyana?

Saturday. What is Yiddish Esoterica of the first class

Sunday. Where is the City Across the Bay, Superior?

Monday. Who is Monica Bunyan, Paul's gg-granddaughter?

Bonus. What is the kneeler before the Blessed Sacrament or in shrines or at the side of main altars for the priests and servers.

Adrienne said...

ray - you are such a show-off:)

swissmiss said...

Friday - you guys got that, started in San Francisco and ended in Guyana.

Saturday - Keep trying

Sunday - Superior is Bishop Christensen's main hang out, but he is making a special appearance at another parish this weekend.

Monday - Um, no. This guy ran unsuccessfully for vice president, served in the Civil War, etc.

Bonus - pretty easy since "This is Jeopardy"...I mean the Kneeler :)

swissmiss said...

Saturday: Siddur

Sunday: St. Francis Solanus Mission

Monday: General John Alexander Logan (I'm descended from two lines of Logans, but there is no connection that I know of to JAL)