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Easter is the highest holy day of the Christian calendar, and mine has been glorious. I went deep in theology this week, attending a Good Friday Service all about the Crucifixion and the meaning of Jesus’ last words. Today, my church was back to in-house services, and on the way, I saw the Valley was in absolutely full bloom. It was like all of Nature was celebrating the commemoration of Jesus transcending death and proving Life Eternal.
I am a member of St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The church is beautiful. Even the massive organ pipes have been built into a mosaic work of art depicting the Dove of the Holy Spirit. The church was full this morning, and back in full regalia, for the first time in about 2 years. It was great to see everyone, even with so many in masks. A 40-voice professional-sounding choir processed in, to the dramatic music of a small orchestra including timpani. Several priests and several deacons in robes led the processional. Above you see just the center of the wide view of people leading the service.
Notice, even the Easter lilies are dressed up. The crown sculpture candle stand spirals upward to hold 7 tapers. Some of the lilies are in remembrance of my Episcopalian mom, and of my late husband, who passed in August.
The Easter service at St. Barnabas was glorious and fulfilling. The drive home was a blaze of blossoming trees and landscape plants– a riot of colors. When I arrived home, my doorway plants said, okay! It’s time to refresh us! The last English pansy and the last red petunia looked impatient. I will replant those pots tomorrow.
So Happy Easter! The Lord is Risen. The Lord is Risen indeed! Why not take time to take in the glory all around you, giving thanks for every good thing? And that will be you, moving ever more into being Healthy Happy and Loving Lifesm!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert, holistic healer, and award-winning author who celebrates life. She has a longtime natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. They are also available in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Franciscan Renewal Center bookstore and at the bookstore at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. Or simply email us to order: email@example.com . Thank you!