Today in our rhythmic remembrance of the Christian calendar, we think of St Hubert who liked to hunt. He probably wouldn’t be too popular in todays world. The story is that just before firing his arrow at a deer, he saw a cross between its antlers and it changed his life. He later became bishop of Tongres and was honored in France and Belgium as the patron saint of hunters. Those remembering him often cook with venison – which i couldn’t find at my butchers so I am substituting it for a gamey tasting stuffing with bacon. Recipes are here.
No Feast day tomorrow but i think Harvest Festival is celebrated in a lot of countries.
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I just wonder …Are you making a distinction in your experience of the Christian calendar this coming year between minor feasts/memorials that have a lower order of liturgical precedence, and major feasts (such as All Saints Day or feasts of Our Lord) that take precedence over other occasions? For me, at least, doing that is a big part of heeding the rhythm.
I am taking a more personal approach. These are the feasts and celebrations that our family is choosing to acknowledge and how exactly we go about including them. It would be great if others did the same and let me konw about it. i would be happy to link to and some of your recipes and events.
Thanks for the response. I’m interested to watch how it goes. The liturgical year as a corporate and external reality, a “given,” is so in my bones — I have never lived any other way since accepting Christ at 17, apart from one year wandering around the world after leaving a pastorate — that watching your experiment with constructing your own experience of it in an individual mode is something I’m really looking forward to.