Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Each year on the day before Lent begins, we join together to throw a party. Many cultures do this, of course. Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is well known, as are Carnival celebrations. The idea was that just before Ash Wednesday, you’d eat heartily and enjoy as you’ll be entering a more solemn and penitential season the next day.
So at St. Mark’s we gather to eat pancakes—traditional Episcopal and Anglican fare—and some breakfast meats and desserts too. It comes from a tradition of using up butter and eggs and the meats that you might be giving up for your Lenten fasting. Plus, we always like to gather with one another and share a good meal!
Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids or $15 per family.
And in case you’re wondering, “Shrove” is the past tense of “Shrive” which means to confess or put away and to seek absolution.