Friday, March 30, 2007

RevGals Friday Five: Holy Week, Batman!

St. Patrick's Cross, Cashel, Ireland

Reverend Mother of RevGalBlogPals writes: Well, the Clergy Superbowl is almost upon us, and so, I offer up this Friday Five (with apologies for the irreverent title):
1. Will this Sunday be Palms only, Passion only, or hyphenated?
Um.... neither? This comes from being at a nonliturgical church.

2. Maundy Thursday Footwashing: Discuss.
Been there... done that... Not this year. Actually my more meaningful footwashing experiences have been in non-church settings.

3. Share a particularly meaningful Good Friday worship experience.
Nailing a list of sins (mine) to the cross... and watching as the slip of paper was removed, put in an urn and burned to ash (along with the paper confessions of everyone present...)

4. Easter Sunrise Services--choose one:
a) "Resurrection tradition par excellence!"
b) "Eh. As long as it's sunrise with coffee, I can live with it."
c) "[Yawn] Can't Jesus stay in the tomb just five more minutes, Mom?!?" Absolutely option "c"!!! Jesus understands if I lie in bed and listen to the birds!

5. Complete this sentence: It just isn't Easter without...
Bronchospasms from easter lilies. One of my all-time greatest allergens. But if I am thinking of things I "must have at Easter" then it probably would be making sure we have malted milk eggs and my home-made hot cross buns, too.

Back to re-typing what once was lost, but now is half-found... (See my previous post...)

P.S. I've discovered the secret to fast Blogger action - post just after midnight. ;)


Sally said...

well it is 5 am here- and we posted at the same time- strange but true!!!!
With you on the meaninghful foot washing!

reverendmother said...

Wow, sorry about the lilies!

mompriest said...

Love the photo...and the Good Friday experience of nailing...know what you mean about the lilies, I'm not allergic to them, but still the fragrance can be ovewhelming...thanks for a good play.

hipchickmamma said...

your Good Friday experience sounds very intense. great play!

Iris said...

I am so allergic to the lilies! Interesting post, Deb!

Anonymous said...

Another nonliturgical churchgoer here--although we will have palms, I think.

Leah said...

Yes, beautiful photograph! And I'll be over for some of those hot-cross buns; blessings from San Diego!

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

Yes to malted milk eggs!!!!

1-4 Grace said...

Yup. Got the Easter Lilly allergy going too!
I spend my Easter's using Allbuterol, blowing my nose, and hoping not to have sneeze attacks during prayers, hymns, or sermons.
Malted Eggs...yummy!