Tuesday, January 6, 2009

King's Day

Photo credit: Beatrice Queral

Happy Ephinany, y'all!! I took the day off work to cook a festive meal for friends including the King's Day cake. Nobody found "the baby", so I guess it'll be up to me to win the prize!

**IMPORTANT amendment: Isabelle has found the baby. Drat! She gets to be Queen...and I'm the serf. Figures! Oh, well....here's the story as told in the readings assigned for January 6:

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men* from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah* was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: “And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd* my people Israel.” ’
Then Herod secretly called for the wise men
* and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,* until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped,* they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road. --Matthew 2: 1-12

Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms. Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice,*because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. --Isaiah 60: 4-5


Anonymous said...

I got the Crown last year, so there.

I am glad Isabe got it this year.
Nice cake.

Anonymous said...

Well, the French call it "Feve" for the fava bean they shoved in there to be found before the little porcelaine figurines they hide now.... A coffee bean is not fair, too small... But if you ever bite on that damn porcelain, it'll make miss the old coffee bean :-)