Thanksgiving Mass & Agape: A Feast of Love
Agape—the most distinctively Christian form of love. Used by Christ to describe the love among the persons of the Trinity, it is also the love he commanded his followers to have for one another (John 13:34-35). It is totally selfless love, which seeks not one’s own advantage but only to benefit or share with another.
As a proper noun, Agape is the “love feast” celebrated in the early Church (1 Corinthians 11:20-22, 33-34). Traditionally, the early Christians used the Agape as a means of expressing brotherly love and sharing a communal meal.
It has long been a tradition at Holy Spirit Church to begin Thanksgiving Day with Mass followed by the Agape. Join us for Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 28, 9 a.m., and for our Agape celebration afterward in the Parish Hall.
Bring fresh baked breads, coffee cakes, or other delights to share. Please bring your baked goods to the Parish Hall before the Thanksgiving Mass.