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Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Almost Stir Up Sunday!

The phrase "Stir Up Sunday" comes from the opening words of the collect appointed for the Sunday before Advent (that would be this coming Sunday, 11/22), which for several hundred years was, "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people..." We now use a different collect on that day, but the term endures as a reminder that it's time to "stir up" your fruitcake to give it a chance to age a bit before Christmas!

For more details, check out the information on the Episcopal Church's website here.

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