Total: 3:54 Grand total: 18:14
Congregation: about 40, lots of people who couldn’t come in the night for various reasons, also people who just wanted more.
Crew: Altar: Fr T, one hypodiakon, 22-year-old acolyte. No boys, sadly, and Fr R had gone to Rotterdam to have dinner with friends. Choir: everybody. We don’t even mind in this service when people sing along in the congregation, and some did, even eldest daughter’s new boyfriend (who is Protestant).
Easter goes on until Ascension Day but the services are done. This was the service of “don’t want to stop feasting yet”. Also put into practice what I’d been singing in the Easter stichera: Let us say, brethren, even to them that hate us: let us forgive all things on the Resurrection. Well, I’m not sure that particular people hate me, but there were several I don’t and never will get on with, and I greeted them all like I greeted my friends.