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Good friday

Friday, April 06, 2012

When I worked as a church janitor I loved easter - we had the silent week and the day before Good friday we had an evening sermon were only a saxofon played very melancholic while the altar was being stirpped of all decoration and only a crown of thorne was left on it - while this was happening I (as the janitor) was tuning down all ligts, when it was finished the congregation left the church in silence.

On Good friday I sang with the choir, we were all dressed in black and all songs a capella except for a lonely drum with a dort of muffled sound... all very sad and I had the urge to throw yself to the ground,tear my hear and cry "mea culpa, mea culpa"...

and then on easter day - an explosion of joy and rejoice! All ecstatic happiness!

I really loved that total chang from deepest despair to extatic joy - and I think it was wonderful to be a congregation and share those emotions.

Where I live now they donĀ“t do this, I have not even gone to church today, but I have contemplated how great life is with this possibility to share and feel...
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  • SILLYHP1953
    I've never been in a church that did that and think it's a wonderful idea. If I ever start attending church again I will make that suggestion for Good Friday.

    P.S. I finally found this blog, the one I need to start reading first in order to catch up on your life. If you ever decide to leave sparkpeople, please share your email address with me so we do not ever lose touch.
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  • DSJB9999
    emoticon thoughts, emoticon for sharing
    2808 days ago
    I cherish childhood memories of churhc traditions as well. Don't cherish many churhc moments these days As I don't have one I choose to attend.
    2808 days ago
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