Uh, thanks for inviting me

Well, I don’t feel any worse for wear for staying up and ringing in the New Year with Hubby, a few akvavit and Clamatoes not withstanding. And that Tom Collins at a swank new restaurant Hubby and I went to for midnight. But I did wake up at 11 am, so no church today, which is no great loss since the Swedenborgians are out today.

Today is one of my favorite named occasions in the ecumenical calendar, but one of the hardest to conceptualize: The Feast of the Circumcision. Jesus’ of course. The day his parents fulfilled their religious obligations and — this one is new to me — the first time Christ shed blood. What kind of carol do you sing? What food?

Little wonder it is more commonly known now as the Feast of the Holy Name.
Whew! I think I’ll stick to Happy New Year, and make black-eyed peas and greens instead.

4 Replies to “Uh, thanks for inviting me”

  1. I think you should COMPOSE a hymn appropriate for this day. I think we should compose one together.
    As for what you serve… I just had the naughtiest thought but I won’t post it here.

    A Scottish member of my congregation made little balls of haggis for coffee hour this morning and they were so yumby!

  2. Bless your heart Katharine. Did you make cheese straws? I was going to call about 1am but feared you might not have the Katharine A-D Memorial Party in Absentia this year. And I’m going to write you a thank-you tomorrow, for reasons you already know.

    PeaceBang: you’re on, provided we do it straight. Assuming Philo doesn’t mind, as he’s the resident hymn-writer. As for food, perhaps calamari? No, that’s traif.

  3. I did not make cheese straws for the holidays this year, but I did make this, so we were not without cheesy goodness.

    You are, as ever, correct: we are not having the party again until we get a house. I surely do miss doing it, though. Once we have the room, we’ll have everyone back. With a proper spare bedroom and bathroom, maybe y’all can even come down for it.

    For the love of little green frogs, do not write me a thank-you note. I’m already two behind on those with you. However, I would, as always, welcome a letter from an old and dear friend. 🙂 I’m delighted to hear that it arrived, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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