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  •  Good Friday morning, commonmass. (6+ / 0-)

    For believers or non believers there is great beauty in the traditions, services and mostly the music surrounding the Holy Week.  Those who choose to eschew all things religious are missing a great deal as you so aptly pointed out.

    Peace and Blessings to you, commonmass.

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

    by JaxDem on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:55:59 AM PDT

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    •  Also to you. (5+ / 0-)

      It's going to be a nice weekend here in Maine, especially Sunday. I'm looking forward to the "afterparty" though: a colleague is having friends and colleagues for Easter Dinner on Sunday afternoon after we're all done with services. A bunch of high-powered sacred musicians all in one room on Easter day? I hope his bar is well stocked. ;)

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:03:23 AM PDT

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    •  By the way, the psalm used at the stripping (3+ / 0-)
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      of the Altar in churches with a strong liturgical tradition, Ps. 22, contains a line that Kossacks who are woozle people should love:

      Save me from the sword,*
                            my life from the power of the dog.

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:08:32 AM PDT

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      •  Love it! (3+ / 0-)
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        I am glad to hear that you will be surrounded by friends and colleagues after the services.  These "first" holidays are rough.  {{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}

        As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

        by JaxDem on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:23:25 AM PDT

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        •  They are indeed rough. (4+ / 0-)
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          When he wasn't helping in Sunday School, he would often pull stops and turn pages for me. It's strange not having him next to me.

          By the way, the Sunday School donated Easter flowers to the church in his memory. Terun's death devastated the kids, they really loved him and the teachers did too. He's missed all over the church from the Sunday School to the Altar Guild, of which he was also a member.

          Here he is back in December, doing a reading at Evensong:

          What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

          by commonmass on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 05:30:28 AM PDT

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