Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter in Romania

Easter morning came early - or so it seemed since Providence has a late night service on Saturday.  We had requested members to bring flowers for the Flowering Cross - a new way to celebrate Easter.    A couple of the ladies and I encouraged people as they arrived to place their flowers on the wooden cross.  And we worked to stick extra ones to fill in the gaps.  It was a dramatic moment when we swung the doors open during one of the morning songs and brought the beautiful cross into the sanctuary.

The music was beautiful with a full vocal choir and a full mandolin choir.  We sang a combination of traditional hymns and newer praise songs.

After the service we went to our friend, Mona's house for a traditional Romanian Easter lunch.  Mona is Cami Bunaciu's sister and an excellent cook.  It was all a wonderful celebration of that our Lord lives!

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