Faith in action
This NAIDOC Week, we urge the Commonwealth Government and each member of Federal Parliament to take action towards Truth, Treaties and Voice. Sign the petition to show your support!Sign the petition
Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, immediately precedes the start of Lent.
Shrove comes from the word ‘shrive’ meaning ‘to confess and receive absolution’ and was intended to be a time of repentance and self-examination in preparation for Lent. As Lent would involve fasting and religious obligations, Shrove Tuesday popularly became associated with cleaning out your pantry of meats, fats, eggs, and milk, and so it became a feast day for indulging and gorging, in France it was known as ‘Fat Tuesday’ or Mardi Gras.
Tomorrow is the start of Lent, the period of forty days in which the Church has historically anticipated and prepared for the great celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. Traditionally, Lent is a time of fasting, reflection, learning and seeking the healing of our desires as we remember both our finitude and our fallenness.
So today, you could make pancakes… or perhaps it would be appropriate to set aside a time for self-examination and repentance?
Or, you could do both.
On the Sunday before January 26th, churches from across the nation set aside time in their service to acknowledge Aboriginal peoples, responding to William Cooper's call.
January 26 2020 – Events in your city/town on or before #Jan26
Loraine Holley from Engadine Uniting Church explains why their congregation is taking up William Cooper's call to host Aboriginal Sunday on the 19th January.
Senior Aboriginal Christian Leader calls the Church to prayer in lead up to January 26th