Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter

On Good Friday, especially, it can seem a dark lonely time. Today, of all days, I received a written message from a friend asking me to light a candle for someone she loved dearly. This is a first from my friend. Most of my friends, especially my long-time friends, know I always have a candle […]

Happy Easter and Passover, Everyone!

I realize afresh how much I have to be thankful for. Friends from out of town are coming in today. I’ve known this particular friend, Nori, from the time we were 16 and met at McDonald’s. That’s a friendship of 43 years, guys. I woke this morning full of self-doubt. Would they like my home? […]

Reflecting on Easter – its coming and going

No one was more surprised than me, except, perhaps, my brother, that I attended church three days in a row. Not just any three days, mind you. For the Roman Catholic Church, Easter preparation and the actual day is the core essence of the Church itself. Its raison d’être. There has been little time to […]

Spring, Easter Vigil and the Anticipation of Easter

Following up on yesterday’s post, I did attend Good Friday services last night. It is so different coming back as an adult, both comforting and disconcerting, like having a pebble in your shoe. I had read up to refresh my memory of the reasons, the symbols, the Liturgy, etc., and yet…. the reality is the […]

Good Friday

In years past on this day, there was a noticeable grief palpable in the air, whether at work or walking about the city. It is the same today. People seem more serious, caught up in their thoughts, turning within. This is the day when the Crucifixion is honored and commemorated. The Vigil of Saturday night […]