Chocolate as a Relisious Experience!
Chocolat The Movie
Mix together for a mouth watering, soul quenching feast.
Meeting each Tuesday during Lent at The Den,116 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, 7pm – 9pm, RSVP 96630699 or…
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The Latin name for the cacao plant is Theobroma Cacao: literally “the food of the gods.”
Chocolate production began in South America and was frequently used in Aztec and Mayan religious rituals and banquets. It was mixed into a liquid used to ‘baptise’ young boys and girls and to toast at weddings.
No fewer than seven popes have made pronouncements on chocolate, all agreeing that it does not break the Lenten fast!
In the 1650’s the Society of Jesus issued an act prohibiting Jesuits from drinking chocolate. Embarrassingly they had to rescind as many students started leaving in protest.
Quaker families Fry’s of Bristol, Cadbury’s of Birmingham, and Rowntrees of York pioneered modern chocolate production in the 1800’s.
Seeds for Lent Meetings and Readings 2005
(Readings follow previous Sunday readings of Revised Common Lectionary)
Feb 8: Shrove Tuesday: Pancakes and Movie Chocolat
Feb. 15: Chocolate Tempters: Matthew 4:1-11 (Temptation in the Wild)
Feb22:The Secret Chocolate Lover: John 3:1-17 (Nicodemus)
March 1:The Quest for Tim Tams that Never Run Out: John 4:5-42 (Woman at the Well)
March 8: Mud Cake Surprise: John 9:1-41 (Blind Man Healed)
March 15: Death By Chocolate: John 11:1-45 (Death of Lazarus)
March 22 Holy Week: How to Host a Last Supper
Chocolate Seeds for Lent is an activity of Urban Seed:Church
A Centre for Resourcing Christian Spirituality