Holy Saturday

(Rose petals from the procession last night…)

It’s finally Holy Saturday! We’ve had the first Liturgy of Pascha now, and I was actually able to stay for the whole thing. Lately Miss Moppet has been very difficult in church and I’ve missed large portions of the Holy Week services, to my regret. This morning she fell asleep after a few of the Old Testament readings and slept until we started singing “Arise O God” when the purple is changed to white. For the first time we had bay leaves and rose petals for Father to fling around the temple (and on the parishioners) too, to the enjoyment of all. Miss Moppet was tickled pink.

So now a few necessary tasks, a short run to the grocery store, and then an attempt at rest before tonight. Good strength to everyone!

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