Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent. Source: Shrove Tuesday – Wikipedia
This evening at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church we will gather together to feast on pancakes and to enjoy each others company. Any excuse for eating pancakes any time of day is good with me. Tomorrow will begin the season of Lent which encourages introspection, meditation and fasting leading up to Easter.