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Common Eating Sermons

January 23rd Sermon – Sharing the Feast

Sermon for January 23rd, the Third Sunday in Epiphanytide You can find other sermons under this heading. Reading through the lectionary for today, January 23rd, I was struck by the Nehemiah reading. How, after the reading of the law left the people mourning and weeping, Nehemiah and Ezra commanded the people to go home and to celebrate with the feast. Not only to celebrate with feasting, but to make sure that everyone who had not prepared for the feast was…Continue readingJanuary 23rd Sermon – Sharing the Feast

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The Catholic Table- Emily Stimpson Chapman

During Lent I’ve been offering a series of lectures called Eucharistic Eating. This is part of an ongoing project(sadly my attempts to record it have not gone well), and I’m always on the lookout for more material on the topic. So, I was quite pleased when I came across The Catholic Table blog. Written by Emily Stimpson Chapman, a freelance Catholic writer and blogger. The Catholic Table is part memoir, part theological reflection, with a few recipes thrown in along the…Continue readingThe Catholic Table- Emily Stimpson Chapman

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Food and the Fringe Festival

While there is often talk about how Winnipeg is behind the times when it comes to portable food offerings, particularly food trucks, the change is coming to the city, and you really start to notice it when events such as the Fringe Festival are on.  It wasn’t that long ago when the India Palace tent and the odd hot dog cart were the only options available when you went to the outdoor stage at the Fringe. The marriage of food…Continue readingFood and the Fringe Festival

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Common Eating – Fasting and Feasting

The reason I decided to switch this class with the class on Ferial Eating, was that it seemed more logical to examine the idea of fasting and feasting coming out of how we eat on a daily basis instead of vice-versa.  Although both of these topics will arise during the examination of common eating in the Old and New Testaments, they deserve space of their own in this discussion.First to fasting.  Fasting has long been regarded as one of the…Continue readingCommon Eating – Fasting and Feasting