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Breaking Bread with Fr. Dominic
/ Tis the Season to be Baking (paperback)
From St. Bede Abbey'TIS THE SEASON TO BE BAKING
In this brand new collection, Fr. Dominic Garramone, acclaimed host of BREAKING BREAD WITH FATHER DOMINIC, weaves together holiday reflections, Scripture and nearly two dozen recipes. Holiday preparations take on new meaning with wisdom and stories. For example, did you know that two very different Christmas breads -- traditional German stolen and more recent St. Bede "Bambino Bread" -- represent the Christ Child in swaddling clothes? Once again, Fr. Dominic's skills as a baker, teacher and storyteller take us beyond bread.
Paperback, 96 pages.
MORE PRODUCT INFO
Christmas is the annual feast commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago. For Christians, it is not just a single day (December 25), but an extended liturgical season of joy and celebration, involving many different symbols and traditions, special music and activities, which vary significantly among different countries and cultures. For religiously observant Christians, the Christmas Season begins at sunset on Christmas Eve, December 24, and lasts from 12 days to 40 days. In some ecclesial traditions the Christmas Season might end on January 6 (the traditional date of the Feast of the Epiphany); in others it might last until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (usually the Sunday after Epiphany), or might even last all the way to February 2 (the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, 40 days after December 25). January 6, usually celebrated as Epiphany, carries different significance in various church traditions. Due to different calendars in use in various eras and locations of the church, some cultures and church traditions celebrate Christmas on January 6 (in the older Julian calendar still used as the religious calendar in Eastern Churches, January 6 corresponds to December 24 on the modern Gregorian calendar).
Although we cannot know the exact date of Jesus' birth, it has been celebrated on December 25 since the early fourth century, when most of the Roman Empire adopted the Christian religion. It replaced the mid-winter Roman festival of "the birth of the sun god" (
), celebrated just after the winter solstice.
Etymologically, the word "Christmas" derives from Old English "
" (literally "Christ's festival"). It is similar to Dutch
, but is significantly different in derivation and meaning in many other European languages: German
("Blessed Night"), Italian
(all ultimately derived from Latin
, "birth"), and Scandinavian
(from which is derived the English yule).
The official liturgical color of the Christmas Season for most Churches is white or gold, not green and red, as many people assume because of their prevalence in secular celebrations.
Father Dominic Garramone: Peru, Illinois
Fr. Dominic Garramone is a Benedictine priest of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois who has introduced millions of viewers to the joys of baking and sharing bread as host of the highly successful public television series, Breaking Bread with Father Dominic. Although clearly a baker of considerable talent, his casual, humorous demeanor demystifies the art of bread baking. He often says: "Remember, it's bread. It's going to forgive you."
He holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Saint Mary's University in Minnesota, and an M.A. and an M.T.S. from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana. Known as "Papa Dom" to his students, he is chaplain and drama director for Saint Bede Academy, a college-prep high school. Each summer he directs a theatre program for grade school students.
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Thursday Night Pizza
Dec 7, 2016 | By Bob A.
This is just a fun book. I already own one myself and got this one to put in a fundraiser basket. Neat stories, great recipes and ideas. Well read in our family.
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