Two years ago, we did a toast to Robert Farrar Capon that meshes well with the holiday today:
In this video, Brian and Jay toast a celebrated life of food, theology and a full Christian faith of celebrated author and Episcopal priest, Father Robert Farrar Capon (pronounced CAY-pun) (1925-2013) by reading a couple favorite selections from his book: The Supper of The Lamb: A Culinary Reflection.
The publisher explanation for the book says a bit about his book to give you a taste (see what I did there?) of the magnificence of his work:
From a passionate and talented chef who also happens to be an Episcopalian priest comes this surprising and thought-provoking treatise on everything from prayer to poetry to puff pastry. In The Supper of the Lamb, Capon talks about festal and ferial cooking, emerging as an inspirational voice extolling the benefits and wonders of old-fashioned home cooking in a world of fast food and prepackaged cuisine.
And for further reflection, a psalm for your Thanksgiving celebration today and everyday:
1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
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