The Other I

November 21, 2010

Stir Sunday

Filed under: The English — theotheri @ 4:26 pm

In America most people probably think of today as the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Or just possibly among a religious minority, as the last Sunday before Advent begins.  Here in England it is Stir Sunday.

No, being new to these Isles,  I never heard of it either.  But apparently it goes back a long way.

The Book of Common Prayer today petitions the Lord to “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

What I love most especially about it is that it is the communities across the land mark as the day to Stir-up the Christmas pudding.

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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