Friday, April 17, 2009

Can't Wait for Pascha!!

Tonight I wore black and a purple shawl/scarf around my shoulders.
Tomorrow the reversal: white from head to toe, perhaps with my pink shawl / scarf around my shoulders...
I hope to be making my first Pascha bread called Paska (not the kind with cheese in it).
But these things are nothing compared to Christ's glorious resurrection!
The clothes, Pascha baskets and feasts pass away...
Christ's tomb becomes the Bridal Chamber,
we must go to meet Him there in His glorious resurrection!

9 comments:

E Helena E said...

I think of you all gathered there at church tonight and wish you much joy! I can see that life-giving mural-icon of Christ over the tombs...
Hallelujah!

Victoria said...

a glorious and joyous Paschal weekend to you my friend!

elizabeth said...

E-H thank you! yes, I am looking forward to Pascha; somehow I feel in shock, hard to believe it is already here...

Thank you so much Vic - I wish you also a very good Holy Pascha!

DebD said...

Joyous feast day! Chris is Risen!

Mimi said...

Christ is Risen!

elizabeth said...

Thank you Deb and Mimi!

He is Risen indeed!

Pres. Kathy said...

Christ is Risen!

eric said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm a friend of Tamie's and I hopped over here to check out your blog.

I was particularly struck by this:

"Christ's tomb becomes the Bridal Chamber, we must go to meet Him there in His glorious resurrection!"

Yes! See, this is why Orthodoxy is so cool. It always surprises me with new metaphors and ways of looking at God. I had never heard that one before. The West could learn a lot.

elizabeth said...

Hi Eric,

thanks for your comment. Yes, much learning to be done! I really appreciate the book _Light from the Christian East_ which explains a lot about Orthodoxy and is written from someone in the West for the West.

thanks for visiting!