Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Easter week blessings

Alleluia, Christ is risen!

I am amazed that I can say this already. It only seems like days ago that I was putting ashes on foreheads, and now Easter is here and Lent is little more than a clouded memory. It has also been some time since my last post. Much has happened since then. R and I finally closed on our house here in Scioto County. And after a lot of painting, carpeting, and renovation our furniture arrived on Monday of Holy Week. Nothing like doing everything at once.

The Ecumenical Holy Week lunches at our sister church, 1st Chrisian, went well. They were concluded by a procession on Good Friday back to All Saints' for Stations of the Cross. Over 70 participated in this event--much to the surprise of all of us. It was a wonderful devotion and a great show of fraternity among the churches.

This was also my first Easter at All Saints'. What a glorious day! It was cool enough on Sunday for the windows of the church to be open--this was a delight after several days of unusually hot weather. The flowers were beautiful, thanks to the great folks on the Altar Guild. The incense was heavenly and the choir rocked the place...what a day...I hope this beginning to the Great Fifty Days is a sign of things to come.

I will leave you with our Archbishop's Easter sermon, a must read for all of us.

Have a blessed Easter week.