01 April 2018

Easter this and that...

...as always, the Triduum and Paschal feast at St. Paul's were amazing and wonderful. Just some flash points of joy (hardly exhaustive): David's awesome job on the Schalk Passion of St. John as the evangelista... Cindi's "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth" with organ and strings... Kantor's preludes and postludes and especially her Widor Toccata today... Luther's absolutely lovely "I Shall Not Die" motet (his only motet!)... Singing Palestrina's O Bone Jesu... Hallelujah Chorus with strings and organ... Singing LOTS of Luther like Maundy Thursday's "O Lord, We Praise Thee" and today "Christ Jesus Lay"... Singing LOTS of Gerhardt like "A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth" and "Awake My Heart with Gladness"... Singing BOTH Fortunatus pieces on Good Friday... Getting to hear BOTH our pastors preach excellent homilies on Good Friday and Easter at either service (and give us joyous homilies on the other days too)... The strings, the brass, the bells, the organ and the congregation belting out joy... And our wonderfully Greek themed Easter feast with Opa, David and Meaghan, Lydia, Henry, and Oliver, Rebekah and Andy:

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