More on Fasting

Following last Sunday’s sermon, a member of the congregation sent me the follow excerpt from a magazine article from some years ago, which has been written by Catherine Marshall (Christian author, 1914-1983). It’s an interesting linkage between fasting and feasting; fasting from things of kingdom of the world, and feasting on things of the kingdom…

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

We are celebrating Pancake Day on Sunday, a couple of days early. Pancake Day is another name for Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of Lent. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word ‘Shriven’, which means to go to confession, saying sorry for the wrong…