Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday

Last night Rocky, my mother, and I went to the Franciscan Monastery in DC for the Burial of Christ service.  It's a very special Franciscan custom that is only done at Holy Land shrines and of course the Holy Sepluchre Church. We've been going for about 16 yearss now.  The link at this photography blog describes it and has pictures. 

One odd but funny thing happened. A man who goes to our parish saw us and came over to our pew and spoke. It's the first time he's spoken to us in five years!

We saw a large number of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin. Except for the Mother Superior all of them were younger than me and they looked so happy. It was good to see them.
After the service many people move forward to kiss the replica of the Stone of Annointing where Our Lord was laid while His precious, battered body was prepared for burial.

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