Is that true, that only the Orthodox celebrate it? I just assumed the Catholics--and possibly the Anglicans--would have it too.
I do not know any RC that would even know that the day was upon them.
Too many RC people have no connection with this day even if it is celebrated in some quiet way or remembered in the RC Church calendar. Anglican and so on are the same.
Seems to me that the western Christians are not well acquainted with the church holidays that have not digressed into the 'fanfare' of shopping, revelry, decorations and eating and so.
Christ entrance into the temple is very Holy, spiritual albeit very festive holy-day.
I guess nobody has found away to characterize this holiday into a more 'secular' activity that people can enjoy
(and thus follow). Like Easter with peter cotton tail, jelly beans and Easter bonnets and looking for colored eggs and Christmas with trees, lights, flying reindeer, talking snowmen etc. Or "Valentines day" which is a real crowd pleaser (the "adult" holiday). The 34Th Street NYC flagship Victoria Secret store was packed last evening. I wonder why?
Of course not to be confused with the actual 'St. Valentine' who has nothing to do with cupids pagan arrow, red "heart" shaped pagan images and the lewd overtones of the whole brouhaha people call "Valentines day".
Have you any idea what the "heart shape" we are used to seeing is actually a shape of? It is too lewd for this forum I assure you. You may be interested in researching it. When I found out the meaning I was shocked. Mattered not to me what it means now. I removed all these images from my home and life. I sold a "heart" shaped ring and necklace set I bought my wife and replaced it with something else.
That is just mt way of dealing with things.
I am basically trying to show that the various "churches" may observe the day but the "faithful" of these "churches" are completely unaware.