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Celebrating Shrove Tuesday

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday

Whether you call it Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or simply Pancake Day, the eve of Ash Wednesday is traditionally a time for fun and games as well as food before the Lenten fast.

Worcester Cathedral, England, has posted a Dean’s-eye view of a pancake race around that solemn structure.

Worcester Cathedral Chorister Pancake Race 2017

We strapped a GoPro to the Dean, watch this morning's Worcester Cathedral Choir pancake race from his perspective!

Posted by Worcester Cathedral on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How is your church marking the festival today?


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SL Forsburg

St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, CA celebrates a “Zydeco Mass” followed by a Cajun dinner (although there was a pancake race on Sunday). If you’re in town, come on down!

Tomorrow we will head out with Ashes to Go.

Lisa Gonzalez

St. Benedict’s. Los Osos, CA celebrates with Pizza on Shrove Tuesday, because St. Benedict was Italian. This meal will follow our weekly Vespers Service when we gather as community, followed by a pot luck dinner.

Joan Rasch

Thanks to the Wayback Machine, this has been preserved, along with other Shrove Tuesday links. (They do load a bit slowly, so be patient.)

Do remember that the material is mythological :-).

Quoting from above:
All God’s Children are shriven toda-ay
No more Shroves for days and da-ays
Forty days is not so long
Burn your Shroves, you can’t go wrong

Pat Kincaid

Love it! Love it! Love it! Shared with my parish facebook page, too!

Alan Christensen

Our parish in Seattle has never done a pancake race, but we’ve traditionally had pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. This year we’re doing something different–we’re having a potluck in which people are encouraged to bring their most indulgent dish. My contribution may be a bucket of KFC.

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