I am also pretty good at observing lent. I always do better giving things up when I'm doing it for lent than for other reasons. For example, I gave up certain types of food for Lent but have found an amazing lack of willpower to avoid these foods after lent.
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Thank you, ANDROMEDA1967, for the article. I found it very interesting...I was not aware of the real reason why ham is the traditional Easter Meal. The article mentioned the "somberness" of Lent...could that be why I am so good at observing Lent? Then when Easter comes it is kind of like I miss Lent, and am not ready to rejoice and celebrate. Something for me to reflect on...
Yes, one of our weekend assistant priests mentioned (a few years ago) that in Ukrainian (I think) they would greet each other on Easter with "He is Risen" and the other person would respond "He is Truly Risen"
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thank you so much for the links, i too never heard of the 50 days of Easter but i saw so many things i will really enjoy doing. I think i knew about white for Easter but i had a co-worker tell me many years ago about wearing the color purple especially on the Fridays of lent so i try to do that every year
Thanks! I've never heard of the 50 days of Easter before, so I've learned something. I can do the flowers and wear more white, gold, and red. I live alone so some of the ideas wouldn't work for me, but I'll do my best to keep the spirit of Easter alive!
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Today at mass, the priest mentioned how we all do a good job at penance and sacrifice for Lent but we do a lousy job at celebrating Easter. The church gives us 50 days to celebrate easter. In view of that, here are some links to give everyone ways to celebrate the Easter season, all the way until Pentecost!
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