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Sunday, January 03, 2021

Menu Plan: 10th - 12th Days of Christmas and Theophany

Christ is illumined! Let us shine forth with Him!

I love the icon of Theophany. Christ is buried in the cave of water in His baptism, but is not immersed as it is Creation which is baptised by Him. The waters of the Jordan are turned back ("When the waters saw thee, O God, when the waters saw thee, they were afraid, yea, the deep trembled" ~ Psalm 77:16, "The sea looked and fled, Jordan turned back." ~ Psalm 114:3). All Creation is moved by His presence. Our readings this week will reflect His revelation and manifestation to the world. All of those readings show the presence of the Trinity as well. It is such a moving and wondrous season in the Church Year.

Our feasting will end this week, but we will keep the festal season of the Nativity through the feast of the Purification on February 2. We keep our decorations up for the season, as well, and play Christmas music, still. Next week, school will begin again, but we are enjoying our break still. It is the end of the feast, but not the end of the Christmas season. Rather than beginning the day after Halloween, it begins late Christmas Eve, and goes through February 2. We have shaken off the commercial aspect and the secular misrepresentation of this miraculous feast of the Incarnation. Now, we can celebrate in earnest while the rest have abandoned its observance.

I thank you for your prayers for my father, and am glad to say that he is slowly improving. We are continuing in prayer for him and our family.

What is on your menu this week? If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up on Saturday. Linking to Menu Plan Monday

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