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August 31
(Also celebrated on March 17)

 

Saint of the day:
Saint Joseph of Arimathea
Uncle of Jesus


Brought  Christianity to Britain
Patron Saint of funeral directors & pallbearers

Saint Joseph of Arimathea's Story 


The councillor (Lk 23:50) who, after the Crucifixion, requested the body of Christ from Pontius Pilate and provided for a proper burial for Christ. An immensely popular figure in Christian lore, Joseph was termed in the New Testament the "virtuous and righteous man" (Lk 23:50) and the man "who was himself awaiting the kingdom of God" (Mk 15:43). Described as .... . secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, [he] asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it" (In 19:38). According to the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus, he helped establish the community of Lydda. He also was a prominent figure in the legends surrounding the Holy Grail, appearing in Rob­ert de Barron's early thirteenth-century romance Joseph d 'Arirnathea, William of Malmesbury's twelfth-century De Antiquitate Glastoniensis Ecclesiae, and Thomas Mallory's famed Morte D 'Arthur; William of almesbury's tale recounts Joseph's arrival in England with the Holy Grail and the building of the first church on the isle at Glastonbury; the passage on Joseph, however, was added in the thirteenth century.

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=4081
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_of_Arimathea

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Joseph_of_Arimathea

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saints-joseph-of-arimathea-and-nicodemus/

http://www.sepulchre.custodia.org/default.asp?id=4113

https://www.thoughtco.com/joseph-of-arimathea-701077

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Joseph-of-Arimathea

 

Prayer:

 

Visit:

Syriac Orthodox Chapel of Saint Joseph of Arimathea and Saint Nicodemus also called

Jacobite chapel inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre in the Christian quarter East Jerusalem Israel

https://biblewalks.com/sites/sepulcher.html#Jacobite
 

Quimper Cathedral (France)


Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rodez

Glastonbury

England, UK 

 

 

Recipe:

We are celebrating with a British recipe because our Saint had ties with Glastonbury.

He brought Christianity to Britain.

Coventry God Cake (in the UK)

A Coventry God cake is a triangular parcel of puff pastry, glazed with milk and sugar to give it a crunchy texture, and filled with currants, mixed peel, and spices. God cakes were traditionally presented by godparents to their godchildren at new year, along with a blessing for the year ahead.

Ingredients:

  • 225 grams (8 oz) puff pastry

  • mincemeat

  • egg white (lightly beaten)

  • caster sugar
     

Directions:

  1. Roll the pastry out to 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick and trim to 10 cm (4 in) squares.

  2. Place a generous teaspoon of mincemeat on each square.

  3. Dampen the edges of the pastry and fold over to form a traingle.

  4. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar.

  5. Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F / Gas Mark 8)

  6. Bake for around 15 minutes until golden brown.


Mincemeat Recipe

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 1 cup candied red cherries

  • ⅔ cup dark brown sugar

  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped

  • ½ cup dried cherries

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup dried currants

  • ½ cup dried figs, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup schmaltz or unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup dark rum, divided

Directions:

  1. Simmer apples, apple cider, candied cherries, brown sugar, apricots, dried cherries, cranberries, currants, figs, orange zest, orange juice, golden raisins, raisins, schmaltz, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and ¾ cup rum in a medium pot over medium heat and cook,

  2. stirring occasionally, until almost all of the liquid is evaporated, 30–25 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ¼ cup rum.

  4. Transfer to a medium bowl, cover, and chill 24–48 hours to let flavors develop.