Sunday, March 27, 2016

He Is Risen!

The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!
Happy celebration of the resurrection everyone!

Church was a very joyous event this morning. There were beautiful, bright yellow daffodils and white carnations decorating the front of the altar and on the side tables. The cross was shrouded in clean, bleached cotton, the Paschal candle lit, boisterous praise songs were sung, special trumpet music was played, o, it was very lovely. At coffee hour afterward people seemed even cheerier than usual. My husband preached on the words of the angels that the women met at Jesus' tomb after the crucifixion: "Why do you seek the living among the dead?"  Despite being exhausted from last night's very late Vigil service he did a great job.

After a teeming rain last evening that melted much of last week's new snow, the sun has come out, the temperature is on the rise and the entire day just feels celebratory as a result.  Adding to that feeling for us is the good chat we just had with our son. We have spoken to all the family this weekend, wishing each other the joys of the season.

My husband is celebrating now by having a well deserved nap, following which we will watch a few bouts of boxing I recorded last night. I inadvertently erased this past week's episode of Shades of Blue so I will see if it is available on line for him.

I am grateful my husband still gets tomorrow off work before having to give up his Tuesday for a special work related project.

Holy Week services have been especially meaningful to me this year for some reason. All good....

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