Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Great Vigil of Easter

How blessed is this night, when earth and heaven are joined and we are reconciled to God.

Oh. I knew my body would get it. I didn’t realize, how much.

And I knew I'd get to make the Great Noise. Death is vanquished, for ever. That gong did what it was made for, tonight.

I got to throw the lights, also. Nobody was there to pick up the cue.

I. After waiting in the dark. After coming close to death; after fear, and pain, and near the end of my long sickness. I got to announce the Resurrection.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Christ has risen from the dead, trampling down death by death,
And on those in the tombs bestowing life,
Bestowing life!


Paul said...

A very blessed and joyous Great Fifty Days of Easter to you, Kirstin!

it's margaret said...

Blessed Pascha Kirstin!