On November 9 we celebrate the dedication of a church. The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Oft called the mother of our churches.
The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of Rome. Also called the Church of Holy Saviour or the Church of St. John Baptist, it was the baptism church of ancient Rome. It was built in the time of Constantine and was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. This feast became a universal celebration in honour of the basilica called "the mother and mistress of all churches of Rome and the world" (omnium urbis et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput) as a sign of love for and union with the See of Peter.
Each year on that day, or near abouts, our family makes a chocolate church.
Yes, you heard it. A church structure made our of chocolate...KitKats or fun size bars or Top Deck. An elaborate structure. Or a simple one. Either way, it is fun to make and eat and remember.