Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Persimmons for Saint Philip's Day

Even in our temperate climate, we can feel winter coming on. Persimmons with cinnamon and cloves are cooking in the slow cooker to be blended into spiced persimmon butter. We are getting the pantry ready for the nativity fast that begins tomorrow; you know that the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' begins on December 25th for us new calendar folks, right?

O holy Apostle Philip, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Philip was born in Bethesda as were Peter and Andrew. Philip heeded Christ's call immediately. (John 1:43) When some Greeks wanted to meet Jesus, they approached Philip first. It was Philip who asked Jesus to show them the Father. Our Lord replied, "He who sees me, sees the Father."

5 comments:

  1. I have never had persimmons, but I love the name and the color.

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    1. They have a pretty mild flavor that can replace apples in recipes- just be careful - the flat ones can be eaten when they are crisper, but the larger, oval ones need to be practically mushy before they are ready to eat. The fruit in the photo are the ones you can eat when crispy

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  2. My mom has periodically bought these from the Asian/International supermarkets in our area. She'll either put them in soup or eat as a snack.

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  3. when does St. Philip's Fast start? We are priestless and confused in our parish?

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    1. November 15th- the day after St Philip's feast day...but it is a season of penace and preparation...slow and steady gets us to Christmas!

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