bēn-tīd

bēn-tīd, f.n: prayer-time, rogation-days, time for supplication. (“ben-teed”)

April 25 is Rogation Day.

From Wikipedia:

Rogation days are days of prayer and fasting in Western Christianity. They are observed with processions and the Litany of the Saints. The so-called major rogation is held on 25 April; the minor rogations are held on Monday to Wednesday on the dates preceding Ascension Thursday. The word rogation comes from the Latin verb rogare, meaning “to ask”, which reflects the beseeching of God for the appeasement of his anger and for protection from calamities.

From Kazutomo Karasawa’s The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium) (Cambridge, 2015):

…embe nihgontyne   niht [and fifum]

ϸæt ϸe Eastermonað   to us cymeð,

ϸæt man reliquias   ræran onginneð,

halige gehyrste;   ϸæt is healic dæg,

bentiid bremu.

—The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium), lines 71-75a

…after nineteen and five nights after Eastermonað [April] comes to us that man raises up relics, the holy treasures; that is a high day, the great Rogation Day. (trans. by Karasawa)

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