|Ralph and me with the Flowering Cross|
Like churches around the world, our Romanian church had different services throughout Holy Week. On Good Friday or Big Friday as it
Easter Sunday morning the usual greeting of "Pace" (peace) between church goers was changed to "Cristos a inviat!" (Christ has risen) and one responds back "Adevarat a inviat!" (It's true He's risen). The service was full of poems and beautiful music from the choir and mandolin orchestra. Church members had been invited to bring a flower to decorate a cross. The Flowering Cross represents the new life that comes from Christ. It is a dramatic moment when the doors open and the cross is presented. This year we also celebrated by taking family pictures. It was a joyous celebration. Cristos a inviat! Adevarat a inviat!