This year is a leap year, and today is the extra day…
I received some info about Leap Year and I found this part especially interesting:
Leap year cycle in Ethiopia:
The four year leap-year cycle is associated with the four Evangelists: the first year after an Ethiopian leap year is named in honour of John, followed by the Matthew-year and then the Mark-year. The year with the sixth epagomenal day is traditionally designated as the Luke-year.
props to Scott for the info.
The above image is of a plaque showing the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) surrounded by symbols representing the four Gospel writers– Matthew: a man. Mark: a lion. Luke: a ox. John: an eagle.