Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly – Berkeley, CA …

... I really enjoyed Joseph Susanka's Lenten Music series. I hope he follows it up with an Easter Music Series. The Catholic Church really has so much sensory beauty to enjoy - art, music, architecture etc.Hmm. This gives me the idea to start an Easter series of my own, beginning with yesterday's post, titled "Easter Liturgies Behaving Badly."I keep going back to the 1:55 mark to watch that one guy prance across the frame. It's so magical and fills me with hearty laughter. … [Read more...]

Happy Easter y’all…

... My Easter gift to you all. Because I am a giver.There was a time when I seriously considered moving to Seattle. Emphasis on was.I know, I know. Easter mass is long, and crowded, and you have to park miles away and get there an hour early to camp out in the pews because of the Chreasters. But just know, somewhere in Seattle someone suffered infinitely more.They should be giving out golden tickets to heaven for making it through that liturgy. … [Read more...]

Happy Easter…

... Please enjoy this Russian art depicting Kulich, a traditional Easter type bread.Ilya Kaverznev, Joyous EasterSergei Smirnov, Easter SundayInessa Safronova, KulichiI tried to make this one year. And by "try" I mean I googled the recipe and decided it was too much work. … [Read more...]

party on…

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alethos Anesti!Angnolo Bronzino c. 1552Easter isn't over. In fact, Eastertide is a period lasting fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. So no, it's not back to liturgical life as normal. There is still some significant partying to be done. Divine Mercy Sunday, the Ascension and a plethora of saints are all celebrated before the season officially ends on Pentecost.I've often heard others describe Catholics as … [Read more...]