"Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation." -Daniel 9:21
Midnight on Christmas Eve is a legendary time for supernatural activity, ghostly visitation and divination. According to folklore the Fetch, or the soul of a person that is destined to pass through the veil in the coming year, will travel to mass at the local church in order to congregate with the other Fetch spirits in search of eternal companionship. Other ghosts, angels and harbingers are known to visit loved ones from beyond to ease loneliness, offer warnings of impending death or danger, or to simply share in the warmth of the holiday spirit.
The otherworldly aroma of sacred offerings: resinous billows of frankincense and myrrh smoke, the built up wax from ages of burned beeswax candles, sacramental wine sweetened with milk and honey, slices of oven-fresh cranberry bread, garlands of holiday greens and flecks of gold foil from worn Byzantine saint icons.
Mark Hayden and the TIWWA Gang