Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Appreciation Post 1

Welcome to the "spiritual" Easter post!

Matt and I went on a walk to the local cemetery on Easter afternoon. The sunny weather was appropriate for the holiday- representing joy in the Resurrection. Did you know that in Russia, during the Easter season, they great each other by saying "Christ is Risen!" and respond with, "Indeed, He is Risen!" How cool is that? What a great way to remember the purpose of the season.
complimentary bunny picture from cemetery
I remember in the Dominican Republic, Easter would be a full-week celebration. Schools usually timed their spring vacations around it. It was a time for traditional Easter foods, such as "habituelas con dulce" (sweet bean soup), a time to spend with family, and especially a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Good Friday was almost as big as Easter Sunday. One of the best experiences on my mission was having dinner with a family and seeing "The Testaments" come on their Television- in Spanish!

I sang this song in Spanish when I gave my missionary report in church two years ago. It is one of my favorite Easter hymns:

What do you do to remember the purpose of the Easter Season?

1 comment:

  1. Glad we got a video of you singing in church so you could post it! ;)
    Interesting facts about Easter and how sweet to see the bunnies. It WAS a cool Easter for you! Thanks for serving Robby and Megan! That was kind of you.


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