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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

(So…. What is this Shrove Tuesday?)

Tuesday March 5th, 2019

5:30-7:30 pm in the Fellowship hall

Tickets go on sale Sunday February 10th in the Office Lobby

Adult – $5       Child – $3       Family – $15

Come join us to close out Epiphany and enter into the Lenten Season!

So…. What is this Shrove Tuesday?

Shrove Tuesday occurs the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  It officially ends the season of Epiphany and is the vigil for the starting of Lent.   Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting  during the Lenten season. The name “Shrove Tuesday” is derived from the word “shrive”, which means to confess and receive absolution. The name denotes a period of cleansing, wherein a person brings their lusts and appetites under subjection through abstention and self-sacrifice.

Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began.

 

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