Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:30 PM
Wear you beads, feathers, and festive colors as we gathering around the table to feast on pancakes in Musselman Hall. On Shrove Tuesday we will also be celebrating and welcoming our new Interim Priest in Charge, Father Michael! No need to cook at home, grab your household and come eat with your church family. Get ready for pancakes with a toppings bar, sausage, jambalaya, chrusciki, paczki, and other traditional Mardi Gras treats. This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce yourself to Father Michael and welcome him to the Christ Church community.
Dinner will begin at 6:30 PM. Bring any palms from previous Palm Sundays to burn and create our ashes.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, Shrove Tuesday (also called “Pancake Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”) is the final day before the 40-day period of Lent begins. This year it falls on Feb. 13.
Its name comes from the Germanic-Old English word “shrive,” meaning absolve, and it is the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide. Because it comes directly before Lent, a season of fasting and penitence, this was the day that Christians would go to be “shriven” by their confessor.
Shrove Tuesday also became a day for pre-fasting indulgence. In particular, the need to use up rich ingredients such as butter, milk, sugar and eggs before Lent gave rise to the tradition of eating pancakes on this day.
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