Thursday, April 09, 2015

Holy Thursday in Pictures

The young munchkin served as a new altar boy
on Holy Thursday morning;
it was a very long liturgy and he did so well!

Tonight was the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels;
for every Gospel a candle is lit until all 12 are read....

At the end everyone bows before the Cross 
and my friend, who drove myself and her sister
to the monastery just the other week,
and I venerated the Cross together.
(Mr. Husband is minor clergy so he had gone already).
It is a beautiful service and there is such a 
peaceful hush at the end,
like a day you never wish to say goodbye to...
Many held lit lanterns with the fire from one of the 12
candles that they will take to their homes
and put by their icon corners.
Holy Week: such a special week!