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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Christ the King Church will be hosting a Pancake Dinner in honor of Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 5PM-6:30PM in the Fellowship Hall, just prior to the men’s and women’s Bible study.

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday, is observed on the day before Ash Wednesday. It is the last day of feasting before the start of Lent. In the Bible, the forty days of Lent symbolize the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. During this time, Christians are encouraged to fast, repent, and prepare for Easter.

The name Shrove comes from the Old English word shrive, which means to confess or to receive absolution. In the past, Christians would confess their sins to a priest and receive absolution before the start of Lent. Pancakes were a way to use up rich ingredients like eggs, butter, and sugar before the fasting period began. The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday has continued to this day in many countries around the world.