Posts Tagged: easter

Vespers of Easter

Time: 0:25 Total: 3:25 Grand total: 17:40 Congregation: about 30, including several people who hadn’t been able to come in the night and some stray people from the local running event Crew: Altar: Fr T and both hypodiakons Choir: everybody, even one alto’s student daughter who sings soprano when she happens to be here This

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Christ is risen!

Time: 3:00 Grand total: 17:15 Congregation: lots at the procession (we saw the tail-end through the street from the next corner), dwindled to about 40 at Liturgy Crew: Altar: Fr T, one hypodiakon directing inexperienced adult acolyte (his second time to serve) and ditto 7-year-old acolyte Choir: SSSAAATB at Matins, one soprano and one alto

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Vespers of Easter

Time: 0:27 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

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Christ is risen!

Time: 3:27 Grand total: 17:57 Congregation: more than 100 at the procession, 62 at the final blessing Crew: Altar: Fr T, Fr R, both hypodiakons, 22-year-old acolyte. Spouse (one of the hypodiakons) saw a boy who could have served but he was too busy to catch him. Choir: all the usual suspects, because we’d forbidden

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Christ is risen!

It’s that strange day that’s Easter Sunday, when I cannot discern between my right hand and my left, having slept for a couple of hours the previous evening (which I usually can’t manage, but this time I did, and even dreamed about spaceships) and stayed up until the small hours. My body usually wakes me

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Brethren

At choir practice when we did, among other things, the Easter stichera (scroll down to or search for “Paschal stichera”), a discussion ensued about how hard it is to forgive those that hate you, and whether that’s harder than forgiving people you hate. Then I wanted to blog about it and looked it up. It

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Off to choir

Just found an email in my wastebin (oops! forgot to whitelist the new instance of the choir mailing list) saying that whoever isn’t at choir practice tonight won’t be allowed to sing in the Easter service. Not that I was planning not to be at practice tonight! But I wonder how many people won’t turn

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