Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Liturgy

Cinnamon Roll Liturgy

Q: Why do we eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast on this day, when all other days we eat toast, cereal, or eggs?

A: We eat them to remind us this is Resurrection Sunday, the day we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ rising from the dead.

Q: Why are the cinnamon rolls made with sweet bread?

A: The sweetness of the bread reminds us that Jesus is the bread of life and our one and only true source of sustenance and sweetness.

Q: Why is cinnamon used in the rolls instead of another spice?

A: The cinnamon reminds us of the bitterness of the cross, and its shame – our Lord Jesus endured it- to pay the penalty of our sin, to bring us life everlasting.

Q: Why are the cinnamon rolls made with so much sugar and fat?

A: The sugar and fat reminds us that in Christ’s obedience we are imparted His goodness, and in following our covenant God we are free to enjoy His good and pleasant gifts and thereby escape the pain and death of hell.

Leader: The gifts of God for the people of God.  He is Risen.

Response: He is Risen, indeed.

Blessed be His name.

We eat homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas and Easter... always.  The last 3 or 4 years we have done this liturgy or a form of it before eating the rolls. 

Caiden, my little grandnephew and I were elbow deep in cinnamon and brown sugar as we prepared the rolls for this afternoon - I reminded him about the liturgy and he said, "I will forget what to say."
I told him I had a page with the liturgy, just like church, (he's four - he can't even write his name yet).  But he's quite sure the paper will help.  I just had to smile.

It's coming.  He is risen, He is Lord.  And it is almost time to CELEBRATE!


Petra said...

How sweet! Hope your Easter was and continues to be glorious. He lives!

onlythemanager said...

We always have them for Christmas as well! Easter we don't as our youth group at church serves pancakes. I've never seen anything like this, though.

Diane said...

Jojo, I'm a little late, but I loved this - since we love homemade cinnamon rolls too I can't think of a better way to celebrate them.

Christa Nipper said...

Just don't overuse the liturgy. The cinnamon rolls are too enticing to wait long and often for. (;

EJN said...

Ha, ha! I'm pretty sure there is Cinnamon Roll Liturgy scheduled for July 14th...Maybe your Dad can roll us through quickly and the rolls can extra big, just for you! ;0)