In our church-
We are so blessed to have such a beautiful church. White lilies adorn the main and side altars, and we are so filled with joy to have the sacred images visible once again. Josiah was grateful to be able to serve for all of the Holy Week liturgies. The waiting Paschal Candle -
We are extraordinarily proud of Jonathan in executing all of the music for the many complex liturgies of Holy Week -choosing the music and rehearsing the men who come from far and wide to sing, in snippets here there and everywhere (even singing on the street corners), teaching Gregorian to some who don't even read music, and squeezing it all in between his college schedule. The music was beautiful.
And in the domestic church-
Eliza was so excited to run all over the house uncovering all her familiar friends, the saints. We had covered all the images and statues during her naptime on Passion Sunday, and when she woke up she wandered from room to room asking, What happened to Jesus? What happened to St. Joseph? What happened to Blessed Mother? and on and on throughout all of Passiontide.
But she also remembered Father and the 'hoook' they use at church to remove the big purple cloths.
And now it is Easter.
This sweet little cactus, grown from a leaf found on the floor in a store, bloomed for the first time on Easter.
This picture is for dear Mr. Toad.
The eggs - (We'll all just look at the pretty colors and none of us will mention what our refrigerators all smell like, okay?)
The Easter bread - (my grandmother's Hungarian kalacs recipe here)
The nut and poppy rolls -
Easter imp- she keeps asking if it is still Easter.
And we are forever indebted to Meredith for linking to these chocolate covered eggs! I didn't buy much candy in the store so I was greatly enticed by these homemade delicacies. We made buttercream, coconut cream (I didn't have extract so I added some coconut oil - yum), maple cream and cherry nut- oh my.
Mr. and Mrs. Mockingbird were on an Easter Sunday date and visited frequently to enjoy their grape jelly -