16th century Russian Orthodox icon of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter

Well, it’s here and done with (at least as far as my singing goes), and it was a great day. We had good crowds at Palmer, the flowers and decorations bedecking the Nave were beautiful as always, the choir sang well, and the Rector’s sermon was among the best I’ve heard from him in the nearly five years I have been singing at Palmer Episcopal Church.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, inclusive, are, for Judaism, what they call the Days of Awe, Rosh Hashanah being the beginning of the Jewish year and Yom Kippur being, in English, the Day of Atonement: a time for confession, reflection, repentance, and renewal. These times comprise the end of a 40-day period of repentence.

Christianity has, at the end of the 40-day season of Lent, Holy Week: comprising the days from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. I guess one could say that for Christians, these times are our “days of awe”.

At any rate, Happy Easter, everyone!


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