Thursday, February 24, 2011

March 8th Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Episcopal Church of the Messiah


Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Where: Episcopal Church of the Messiah

5801 Harford Road-the corner of Harford Road and White Avenue

Price: $5.00 for adults and children 11 and over

$3.00 for children 6 to 10

Free for children 5 and under

A little history about where this feast began.

“Shrove Tuesday occurs the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting during the Lenten season. Shrove Tuesday originated during the Middle Ages. As in contemporary times, food items like meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep such food from being wasted, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days.”

"Pancakes and doughnuts are associated with the day  because they were a way to use up rich foodstuffs such as eggs, milk, and sugar."
Please feel free to contact Laurie Blackwell, at 410-818-4463, if you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets in advance! There will be tickets available at the door.