Sacred Calendars; Harvest Festival with Alison Milbank
From Simon Barnett
Most of the time of most humans for most of history has been spent obtaining and preparing food for our survival. So for theists, food is both the gift of God and the work of human hands, and each year when the harvest is safely in the barns, they are thankful to God. As an celebration of community thanksgiving this festival reflects basic themes of Christian prayer and is directly linked to the Eucharist both in its customs, basic symbolism, and in its fundamental theology. It is now part of the festivals of the ‘agricultural year’ in Common Worship.