Thursday, June 25, 2009

Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son

..And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zechari'ah after his father,
but his mother said, "Not so; he shall be called John.
Luke 1.

June 24. The Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist. The precursor to Our Lord. Born six months before Christ.

It being six months to Christmas, we had our usual little bit of Christmas in June. Christmas pudding and custard for dessert. Yum!

1 comment:

Hopewell said...

Funny that even though the USA is a "descendant" of England, we simply do not have steamed puddings! I've made a plum pudding with brand hard sauce and my family DID enjoy it [this was in the 70s while I was in high school] and a raspberry jam sponge a few years later. The jam one was INCREDIBLE and I need to make one for Patrick would will love it!