Tuesday, March 5, 2019

St. Martin's - Shrove Tuesday

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
March 5, 2019

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day 

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday. The name Shrove comes from the old middle English word 'Shriven' meaning to go to confession to say sorry for the wrong things you've done. Lent always starts on a Wednesday, so people went to confessions on the day before. This became known as Shriven Tuesday and then Shrove Tuesday.
The other name for this day, Pancake Day, comes from the old English custom of using up all the fattening ingredients in the house before Lent, so that people were ready to fast during Lent. The fattening ingredients that most people had in their houses in those days were eggs and milk. A very simple recipe to use up these ingredients was to combine them
with some flour and make pancakes!
For Christians, Lent is a time to prepare for Easter and to think about their relationship with God. It represents the 40 days when Jesus was tempted by the Devil in the desert. During this time he didn't eat or drink anything. Because of this, some Christians give up some food or 'fast' for Lent. For some people this is giving up all food and just drinking, but for others, they just give up luxury food like chocolate or cream cakes! The Eastern Orthodox Church sometimes calls Lent 'The Great Fast'.

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Tim Peek, Rick Cobb, Connor Cobb were assisted by Boy Scouts Troop 379 of  St. Martin's, who help each year on Shrove Tuesday.

About Boy Scout Troop 379

St. Martin’s and its Men’s Club sponsored and organized Boy Scout Troop 379 back in 1960. The troop consistently earns the coveted Quality Unit Award. It currently has 22 members.

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There was a lighter than usual turnout this year 
as many of the area schools were on Spring Break

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