August 19, 2013

Blessing of fruit and vegetables

We went to church this morning, for the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor.   The priest prays and sprinkles holy water on the first fruits that the faithful have brought to church (we picked tomatoes and grapes from our garden this morning, and also bought plums, pears and grapes, at the store).
 Matthew 17:1–9
 "And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead."
Hannah after we got home...

Did you see that?  If you look closely, you'll see something under the step.  It's Cinnamon, Pepper and Nutmeg all laying in the dirt.  This is one of their favorite spots.
We cooked shrimp in olive oil, added some fresh garlic and ate it with pasta for lunch over the weekend.  I ♥ raw shrimp, as you can cook it the way you want and it has SO much more flavor than the pre-cooked shrimp.
This weekend, the public pool closed, but we got in one last visit...all 4 of us went off the diving board.  Olivia is getting good at diving!


elizabeth said...

looks like a lot of fun! Blessed Feast!!! We had fish twice today! and a big basket of fruit blessed also! :)

GretchenJoanna said...

Blessings of the Feast!!

Mary said...

Shrimp? Not fish?!

Martha said...

Shrimp was lunch on Saturday. Sunday night I made a fish chowder to have on Monday!!!

Heather said...

what a wonderful gathering at your church! And those chickies are so sweet....toying with the idea of someday having some of my own.... :) happy summer to you!~