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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – February 2

Thursday, February 7th, 2019


Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus. This year the feast felt a bit more poignant for me with a newborn
40 days after the time of year we lost our Ebenezer. And also because the next day we would swaddle our new baby and bring him to church to be baptized into Christ.

On this feast day I was just very thankful…and felt like making (well, eating) crepes.

Crepes are traditionally eaten on Candlemas and Shrove Tuesday “to celebrate renewal, family life, and hopes for good fortune and happiness in the future.” That is not why we make them.

I rather prefer the idea of how much, “crepes look like a swaddled baby” and visually remind us of when she and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the Temple, as the author of THIS post and this crepe recipe noted.

Anyway, this is how we celebrated The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.


11th Day of Christmas

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Yes, I know there is no post for the 10th day of Christmas. That day all we did was clean and prepare for the 11th day of Christmas!

On the 11th day of Christmas we cheated and celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany early. Because this feast fell on a Sunday this year and we already had plans that evening we went ahead with a feast during Christmas. Instead of a big to do open house like we tried last year we went back to our tradition of inviting a few families over to observe the celebration with us.


3rd Day of Christmas

Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Many days of Christmas are quickly becoming a blur to me. I think today I ran out for some groceries and Christmas clearance shopping. Then being the Feast of St. John we supped on “Penne Pasta” because John “penned” one of the Gospels. After supper we had a Grinch movie night.

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Katharina von Bora – December 20

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

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On December 20th we honor Katharina von Bora or Katie Luther, the wife of Martin Luther. This is a good day to discus vocation and marriage with children AND to have beer or Butter Beer at least since Katie was a famed brewer.

Katharina von Bora (14991552) was placed in a convent when still a child and became a nun in 1515. In April 1523 she and eight other nuns were rescued from the convent and brought to Wittenberg. There Martin Luther helped return some to their former homes and placed the rest in good families. Katharina and Martin were married on June 13, 1525. Their marriage was a happy one and blessed with six children. Katharina skillfully managed the Luther household, which always seemed to grow because of his generous hospitality. After Luther’s death in 1546, Katharina remained in Wittenberg but lived much of the time in poverty. She died in an accident while traveling with her children to Torgau in order to escape the plague.