ETC… For Friday, November 13th

Both Red River football teams are on the road tonight.  Red River High is headed to Moreauville to play the Avoyelles Mustangs.  Kickoff is 7:00 pm.  Watch live video of the game beginning about 15 minutes before kickoff.  The game will be on the Red River Parish Journal’s Facebook page.

Riverdale’s football team left yesterday heading to Marks, Mississippi.  They will play the Delta Raiders at 7:00 pm.  It is the MAIS semi-final game and the Rebels are looking to secure a spot in the finals on November 20th.  The game will be carried live on the Journal’s You Tube channel beginning at 6:45.  There will be a link to the game posted on Facebook.

Today is Friday the 13th.  Do you consider the day to be unlucky?  From, Many people hold fast to the belief that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. Though it’s uncertain exactly when this particular tradition began, negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries.

The ancient Code of Hammurabi, for example, reportedly omitted a 13th law from its list of legal rules. Though this was probably a clerical error, superstitious people sometimes point to this as proof of 13’s longstanding negative associations.

Fear of the number 13 has even earned a psychological term: triskaidekaphobia.

Why is Friday the 13th Unlucky? 

According to biblical tradition, 13 guests attended the Last Supper, held on Maundy Thursday, including Jesus and his 12 apostles (one of whom, Judas, betrayed him). The next day, of course, was Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.

The seating arrangement at the Last Supper is believed to have given rise to a longstanding Christian superstition that having 13 guests at a table was a bad omen—specifically, that it was courting death.

And a final note, with this issue, the Red River Parish Journal publishes its 4,000 news story.  It is our pleasure to inform the people of our parish!