Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saints and Celebrations...

...and an English village in the enchanting beauty of a golden October day. I was invited to speak at a village church in Hampshire to mark the patronal feast of All Saints. Teams of enthusiasts had created floral arrangements around the church to honour various saints, each with a little dish of appropriate food - thus a Cattern Pie for St Catherine, and Scottish shortbread for St Andrew, and bara brith for St David, and more...My task was to explain about the calendar and the origins of celebrating saints days, and to set the whole thing in context. It was a charming and friendly event and I was made very welcome - a happy day.

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