Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Triduum

I love our Passover celebration every year. This year was a bit hurried, but we still enjoyed an evening with friends and family, remembering why this is a celebration within the Church.  The combination of the old traditions and Bible readings with our family's new traditions (pork roast vs. lamb) make for a memorable evening.  Our children look forward to it as much as I did as a child.

The kiddos all helped prepare the meal, despite Spring calling to them to visit her all day. Actually, it was pretty difficult to keep them inside.  The snow is almost gone, their bikes, trikes and scooters need to be ridden and dinner was the last thing on their minds.  But they would help, then scoot outside for a while before being summoned back in!

Then Good Friday arrives.  Stepping into the church this year I almost felt separated from the world.  The silence, the stillness, that is often absent in my life was found there, even with Nickles jumping around like a little monkey.  And seeing our bishop who is suffering so greatly at this time, made recalling Christ's suffering and death that much more poignant.  I left with a stillness of heart that has been absent for many weeks.

To be continued........................

Making "unleavened bread"

Annika making the charoset
She diligently chopped apples, raisins and nuts 

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