Please join us for Shrove Tuesday!
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent. Lent is traditionally a time of spiritual preparation for the 40 days before Easter. It comes from an old English word "shrive". "To shrive" is to confess your sins to a priest. The old English word goes "shrive, shrove, have shriven" (much like "drive, drove, have driven"). So it was traditionally a day to confess your sins, but also to clear out all of the rich food from the house before the time of fasting began.
In Europe it was known as "Fat Tuesday", or Mardi Gras, and thus it was the tradition in the French Colony of New Orleans.
The English traditionally had a pancake dinner and some merriment. The Episcopal Church is descended from the Church of England, and so pancakes and merriment we shall have!
Our youth will be preparing the dinner. Invite a friend and join us as we celebrate before Lent.