The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37238   Message #518981
Posted By: Fiolar
01-Aug-01 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Happy Lammas (August 1)
Subject: RE: Happy Lammas
To add to what Manitas has said: Lammas Day was the day in Anglo-Saxon times on which the first fruits were offered ie the first harvest. Formerly bread for Lammas Day Eucharist was made from the new corn. The name as stated derives from Old English "hlafmaesse" - "loaf mass." It is also the Feast of St Peter Ad Vincula (St Peter in Chains) from which the 12th century church on Tower Green in London takes its name.