Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter to you and yours.

Alleluia - He Is Risen!

" He is not here, for He is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

~ Matthew 28:6

Sending you Happy and Holy Easter greetings this day, a day of absolute joy, a day filled with hope for all.

The sun is shining today, such a blessing even though we still have a great deal of icy packed snow remaining most places on the ground.

In the early morning hours when everyone paraded to our vehicle, preparing to leave home for Easter morning mass, all suddenly rejoiced when noting the temperature gage in the van, delighting in the balmy +3 C, finally up over the zero mark for this particular time of day. Hooray!

When entering the church, we couldn't help but notice wee gasps surrounding us when other parishioners entered, gazing forward and noticing how exquisitely the altar had been adorned, appearing directly before us in all its splendor with many white lilies and assorted flowers for all to see, such a lovely sight after last week’s shrouding of everything for a solemn entry into Holy Week.

The Paschal candle’s flame was flickering softly, appearing once more like an old friend coming to visit during the Easter season, and songs of the resurrection filled the air, lifting our hearts high. Sursum Corda!

Arriving home afterwards, the children concurred with us, that the anticipation of this day was so worth all the preparations, fasting and sacrifices, and the time was NOW to FEAST, to feel renewed and joyful, and of course - to eat chocolate! (grin) Here's a little glimpse into our morning feasting...

Happy Easter, from our home to yours.