This is the first I've ever heard about a twelfth day cake. I'm intrigued. I'm going to look it up!
I heard mention of it in my St. Andrew's Missal and thought I'd make one. Here's what I know.
Twelfth Night, also known as Twelfth Day Eve, Epiphany and Old Christmas Eve, falls on January fifth, the twelfth day after Christmas. The once famous customs of Twelfth Night have not been celebrated extensively in England since the mid-nineteenth century, although some folk practices connected with the season have continued to modern times.
Originally the Twelfth Night Cake, baked with a bean and a pea inside, was accompanied by generous supplies of "Lamb's Wool" (an ale, seasoned with sugar, nutmeg and the pulp of roasted apples.for the wassail bowl), as well as various kinds of sweetmeats.
It was customary for friends and relatives to gather round the festive board on Twelfth Night to dine sumptuously and then perform the ceremony of cutting the Twelfth Cake. Whoever found the bean in his portion of cake was proclaimed King of the revel, while the person getting the pea was Queen. Immediately a mock court was established, and each of the guests was assigned to some different office and title of importance.
I need to find a decent recipe.
If you don't take the Mother of God's advice and pray the Rosary everyday to bring peace to your world, nation and family and your eternal salvation, what advice can I possibly give you?
We went to an epiphany party last night, and they did a kings cake, which is the same sort of idea. They hid a tiny manger in the cake and the one who got it had to read the poem picked out. It was fun!
peremat: i need an email of a sedevecantist priest in Africa.. am being denied sacraments by the norvus ordo establishment...my email is email@example.com
Aug 20, 2019 3:34:12 GMT -5
Voxxkowalski: Peremat...sorry we can help you with that. Africa is a Big continent btw
Aug 20, 2019 18:38:32 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: Happy Thanksgiving. For all those traveling tomorrow, safe travels!
Nov 27, 2019 21:11:06 GMT -5
Clotilde: Thanks! We had a very nice celebration with friends.
Nov 30, 2019 13:29:41 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: I'm going to try to have the kids put out their shoes tonight; first time ever!
Dec 5, 2019 13:56:49 GMT -5
Clotilde: We got a new St. Nicholas statue and I was very pleased with the quality! I buy gold coins at Aldis for the shoes and usually they get new clothes or some PJs. We went to DL for the feast.
Dec 7, 2019 1:27:28 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: Gold coins are a good idea. My kids only got gum or tic-tacs or a couple pieces of chocolate. I wish the toddler would have not been one of the first ones up to keep digging through everyone's shoes.
Dec 8, 2019 10:38:54 GMT -5
wonderer: seeking info on Father Christopher Ray Angel? We are looking for a new priest, he will be visiting us soon, Maybe ordained by Bishop Taylor, but cannot find info on internet. Also, Bishop Taylor--any info/ valid or not? thanks
Feb 7, 2020 11:16:11 GMT -5
Pacelli: I looked into Taylor years ago, and I am not convinced about the validity of his line,, so I do not advise anyone to go to those who received orders through his line.
Feb 7, 2020 23:52:36 GMT -5
carloscamejo: Some prelates seem to let anyone be "consecrated" a bishop, it seems. If one had made up that they went to med school and presented themselves as a doctor, no sane person would allow you to toy with someone's physical health like that.
Feb 9, 2020 15:39:41 GMT -5
carloscamejo: Yet the Sacraments are open season
Feb 9, 2020 15:40:19 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: Happy Birthday, George Washington. May you rest in peace.
Feb 22, 2020 22:13:13 GMT -5
Marya Dabrowski: George Washington, are you turning in your grave?
Apr 3, 2020 22:01:02 GMT -5
carloscamejo: It took a while, but people are posting a lot more. Good. Don't stop.
Apr 16, 2020 2:42:34 GMT -5