So… what did y’all decide to do?
ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time
Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore…
STIR UP SUNDAY!
The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of the Last Sunday of the Year.
Excita, quaesumus. Dómine, tuórum fidélium voluntátes: ut, divíni óperis fructum propénsius exsequéntes; pietátis tuæ remédia maióra percípiant.
Also, because you stir up the ingredients for your Christmas pudding on Stir Up Sunday, and steam it, so that it has adequate time to set before the big day.
In the meantime, some have asked about the image at the top. Here is the whole chain, from a book I recall from my distant childhood, depicting “Max” preparing what I now at long last understand to be The Christmas Pudding! As a kid I had always wondered what he was making.
Any resemblance to hamsters once on sidebars is entirely intentional.