Pancake Supper slated for Feb. 24 at Christ Church

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pancakes, rich with butter and syrup and traditionally served with sausage patties, are the order of the day for Shrove Tuesday, the day before the beginning of the Christian season of Lent. And Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street at Locust, has long observed the tradition with a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday evening.

This year will follow that long tradition with pancakes and sausage served Tuesday in the church Parish House from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets for the dinner are $6 for adults and $3 for children, and the meal of hot pancakes and pork sausage patties is served with hot coffee or milk. A sweets table will be available with various homemade treats for sale.

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In medieval times both eggs and butter were taboo during Lenten fasting, so the pancakes, rich with both eggs and butter, were served on the eve of the Lenten fast. And Christ Church has long followed the Shrove Tuesday tradition,

Emily Everett, who grew up in Vicksburg, attended Christ Church, and now works for the Episcopal Diocese in Jackson, will be a welcomed guest with her first visit back to the dinner in some 20 years.