Friday, April 13, 2012

Tulips for Pascha

This week is Holy Week in the Orthodox Church, which makes today Holy Friday. I only worked two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), but they were doozies. My "To Do" list did not shrink but grew during those two days...

But then it was Wednesday night, and Thursday would be my first day this week of getting to attend the church services leading up to Pascha (aka Easter), and I decided to leave (almost)* all of my work. Two days later, on Holy Friday, I know I made the right decision.

So, rather than attempt to post about the exciting (though exhausting) things happening professionally for me, I'm posting a picture I took in honor of the feast.

My husband's tulips are blooming :)

A few weeks ago my husband had to protect these lovelies from a frost that hit us (by covering them with a sheet), and apparently he was successful as they are finally opening up. Just in time for the Feast of the Resurrection--couldn't be more perfect, and with the promise of warmer temperatures later this weekend, my guess is they will open up even more by Sunday.

Since I am quite sure I won't manage to post again until at least sometime next week, I'll go ahead and anticipate this Sunday now by saying:

Christ is Risen!!! 

A blessed Pascha to those who celebrate this week!!!


*The only work I brought home is some research-reading I need to digest for my Old Testament class, in order to write a 1.5 page summary of what I plan to include in my final paper for the course. So far, though, I haven't been able to bring myself to pull the reading out and do anything with it. Other things seem more important right now (like two theology-filled church services per day). Perhaps later this weekend....


  1. Blessed Pascha! My favorite time of year. And your tulips are gorgeous. Ours should be opening shortly...

    1. Thank you Jenna! If you can, do post pictures when they do. :)