Friday, April 3, 2015

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday 2015

Let the Holy Triduum begin!
Our Lenten Journey is coming to an end!

We washed feet on Holy Thursday before our Last Supper meal.

Everyone got a turn.

The kids loved hearing the story of the water jug and bowl.  T gave both of them to me on the night he proposed, and then used them to wash my feet.  It is such a special event to get them out every year for Holy Thursday and wash feet as a family.

Our Last Supper meal always seems to be a hit.  This is the one time each year when we get out the silver cups that T received from his grandmother for our wedding.   The kids love drinking their grape juice "wine" out of their chalices during dinner.  We read the Last Supper story and then cover all of our crosses.

Once again this year, T and I were able to find a babysitter so that we could go to our parish Holy Thursday service and then join in a seven churches visit with a large group of friends.  We are so incredibly blessed to have seven tabernacles within a three mile loop of our house.  This year, as last year, we walked the loop with friends, stopping at each chapel to pray and spend time with the Lord, remembering His night in the garden.  I can't wait for the kids to be old enough to join us, because the evening is such a powerful spiritual experience.  For now, T and I treasured the opportunity to do the walk together.

On Good Friday we made our peanut butter cross sandwiches.

 T took the day off, so we were able to enjoy and reflect on the day all together. 

We went to the Good Friday service at 3pm 
and then ate our simple dinner of bread and cheese, jam and fruit.  
Then it was time to finish our Stations of the Cross.  

"We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
for by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world."

Happily Ever,
Queen B

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