Fly Me To The Moon
Mrs. Finley's PK 4 class landed on the moon! They explored the moon’s surface and it's craters, studied its phases and had a blast playing in the moon dust. Did you know that the moon has no atmosphere? This means that the surface of the Moon is unprotected from cosmic rays, meteorites and solar winds, and has huge temperature variations. The lack of atmosphere means no sound can be heard on the Moon, and the sky always appears black. For more fun facts about the moon and its surface, click below.
Over the years we’ve had a lot of people ask about the history of Shrove Tuesday so I thought I would share some great information I have from Father John Fritts. I hope you all will join us next Tuesday, February 25, 2020 for our celebration of Shrove Tuesday here at St. James with our traditional Pancake Lunch!
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins – It has a long history in our church and our culture. Over 1,000 years ago it was written
‘In the week immediately before Lent, everyone shall go to his confessor and confess his deeds and the confessor shall so shrive him’ (Anglo-Saxon Ecclesiastical Institutes).
Historically, Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving, when the faithful confessed their sins to the local priest and received forgiveness before the Lenten season began. Shrove Tuesday is the common English name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The term Shrove comes from the old English verb “to shrive” which means to acknowledge one’s sins, such as in confession, and to perform acts of penitence in order to receive absolution. On Shrove Tuesday, many Christians make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God's help in dealing with.
Shrove Tuesday also marked the beginning of the 40-day Lenten fasting period when the faithful were forbidden by the church to consume meat, butter, eggs or milk. However, if a family had a store of these foods, they would all go bad by the time the fast ended on Easter Sunday.
What to do?
Use up the milk, butter and eggs no later than Shrove Tuesday. And so, with the addition of a little flour, the solution quickly presented itself in… pancakes! And lots of ‘em!
The tradition is most associated in the United Kingdom where it is simply known as Pancake Day.
- Mrs. de los Santos
Do not be afraid for I am with you.
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