Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Michaelmas

  1. #1
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Michaelmas

    Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.

    We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
    stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas


    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    > vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    > it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    > cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    > hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
    > stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.


    Hmmm... My husband's family is Catholic and they don't even mention it. I
    have Catholic friends as well and I've never heard of it.



  3. #3
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas


    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer


    12 years of Catholic school and I had to Google this to know what you are
    talking about. I'm not one for church celebrations so I'd not have done
    anything anyway.


  4. #4
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas


    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    > vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    > it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    > cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    > hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
    > stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    I should add this since I looked it up already

    In British folklore, Old Michaelmas Day, 10th October, is the last day that
    blackberries should be picked. It is said that on this day, when Lucifer
    was expelled from Heaven, he fell from the skies, straight onto a blackberry
    bush. He then cursed the fruit, scorched them with his fiery breath, spat
    and stamped on them and made them unfit for consumption! And so the Irish
    proverb goes:

    "On Michaelmas Day the devil puts his foot on blackberries".




  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    this is new to me, please explain further, Lee
    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    > vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    > it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    > cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    > hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
    > stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/




  6. #6
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    Ranee wrote:

    > Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    > vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    > it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    > cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    > hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
    > stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.


    Sounds like fun -- how about putting the blackberries on an angel-food cake?

    Bob



  7. #7
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > this is new to me, please explain further, Lee


    It is the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, commonly called
    MIchaelmas. There are several legends and traditions that go with it,
    most having nothing to do with religion. The serpent we make as a
    symbol of the devil who was cast down by St. Michael. The children get
    wooden "spears" and stab it, then we eat it.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  8. #8
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    thanks, being a southern babtist sure is boring, Lee
    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> this is new to me, please explain further, Lee

    >
    > It is the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, commonly called
    > MIchaelmas. There are several legends and traditions that go with it,
    > most having nothing to do with religion. The serpent we make as a
    > symbol of the devil who was cast down by St. Michael. The children get
    > wooden "spears" and stab it, then we eat it.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/




  9. #9
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas


    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    >> some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >>
    >> We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    >> summer

    >
    > 12 years of Catholic school and I had to Google this to know what you are
    > talking about. I'm not one for church celebrations so I'd not have done
    > anything anyway.

    She claims this isn't a "religious" day yet she cites Catholics, Anglicans,
    etc. And she quotes Proverbs in her sig line so obviously she's religious.
    Michaelmas has everything to do with a church celebration. Apparently a
    rather obscure one. It's not even listed on my calendar, and they list all
    sorts of strange things on calendars

    Jill


  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas


    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
    >>> some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >>>
    >>> We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    >>> summer

    >>
    >> 12 years of Catholic school and I had to Google this to know what you are
    >> talking about. I'm not one for church celebrations so I'd not have done
    >> anything anyway.

    > She claims this isn't a "religious" day yet she cites Catholics,
    > Anglicans, etc. And she quotes Proverbs in her sig line so obviously
    > she's religious. Michaelmas has everything to do with a church
    > celebration. Apparently a rather obscure one. It's not even listed on my
    > calendar, and they list all sorts of strange things on calendars


    I never heard her claim she wasn't religious.



  11. #11
    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > thanks, being a southern babtist sure is boring, Lee


    LOL! We also celebrate the major feasts and saints and the
    children's name days. Today is the feat of St. Jerome, so we do fun
    things in honor of him for our Jerome. Including making cupcakes
    decorated like lions.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    Jill wrote:

    > She claims this isn't a "religious" day


    No she didn't. Michaelmas is not a holy day of obligation (i.e., a day on
    which you are supposed to go to church), but it's still OBVIOUSLY a
    religious day. Got comprehension?

    Bob



  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 07:19:38 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > I never heard her claim she wasn't religious.


    She's very religious, celebrates feast days too. Nothing wrong with
    that.

    --

    You are what you eat, so avoid fruitcake and nuts.

  14. #14
    =?UTF-8?Q?Ran=C3=A9e=20@=20Arabian=20Knits?= Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:
    > Jill wrote:
    >
    > > She claims this isn't a "religious" day

    >
    > No she didn't. Michaelmas is not a holy day of obligation (i.e., a day
    > on
    > which you are supposed to go to church), but it's still OBVIOUSLY a
    > religious day. Got comprehension?


    Evidently not. I said that many of its traditions weren't religious, not
    that it wasn't a religious holiday.

  15. #15
    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message


    >> She claims this isn't a "religious" day yet she cites Catholics,
    >> Anglicans, etc. And she quotes Proverbs in her sig line so obviously
    >> she's religious. Michaelmas has everything to do with a church
    >> celebration. Apparently a rather obscure one. It's not even listed on my
    >> calendar, and they list all sorts of strange things on calendars

    >
    > I never heard her claim she wasn't religious.



    I never saw where she claimed this celebration wasn't religious either.

  16. #16
    Lucille Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    On Sep 29, 4:41*pm, Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > * *Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? *Surely thereare
    > some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
    >
    > * *We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
    > summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
    > vinegar, etc). *Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
    > it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
    > cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
    > hots for the nostrils and bake it. *Then we take skewers or knives and
    > stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/


    I'm Catholic and never heard of Michaelmas.

    Lucille


  17. #17
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Michaelmas

    now that is fun and a way to teach your faith in a way that will be cool for
    the kids, Lee
    "Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> thanks, being a southern babtist sure is boring, Lee

    >
    > LOL! We also celebrate the major feasts and saints and the
    > children's name days. Today is the feat of St. Jerome, so we do fun
    > things in honor of him for our Jerome. Including making cupcakes
    > decorated like lions.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/




Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32