Ember Days of Summer and a Bountiful Feast

Today is the 3rd and final Ember Days of Summer – the Ember Days following Pentecost Sunday. Summer Ember Days are to honor the harvest of wheat – the Eucharist and the Bread of Life.

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Friday’s Ember Days of Summer

Today is the first Friday following Pentecost Sunday. It is the second of three Ember Days of Summer. Ember Days are an opportunity to give thanks to God. Thanks for all He has created.

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Welcome to the First Ember Days of Pentecost

Here we are, at the first Wednesday following Pentecost Sunday. This is the first of three days that make up Pentecost or Summer Ember Days. The focus of Ember Days is to give thanks. In the summer we are thankful for the harvest of wheat. Without wheat, there could be no Eucharistic Mass.

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Ember Days Classic Coq au Vin

Today is the third and final Ember Days of Summer. Ember Days can be traced back to the early days of the Church in Rome. The argument often heard by Catholics is that Ember Days are based not on faith and scripture but on paganism. That it isn’t “Christian”.

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Moo to Ember Days of Summer

Today is Ember Days Friday of Summer. It is the first Friday following Pentecost Sunday. Summer Embers Days are meant to remind us to give thanks for God’s blessings of Nature and to appreciate those who toil the land. There is a great place of honor for those who labor in the fields, tend to the flocks and care for the land.

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Ember Wednesday of Summer

Today is the first Wednesday following Pentecost Sunday. On the Catholic Calendars of old, it would have been a day of fasting and prayer as Ember Days of Pentecost, or Ember Days of Summer. Four times a year, particular Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays were once distinct days of devotion in the early Church.

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