|Happy Holy Thursday, or, as my kids call it,
Foot Washing Day
(as if we don’t wash our feet any
other days during the year).
|Church 1: The logical place to start.
Mission San Fernando Rey, founded 1797.
|We did two stations of the cross
at each of the seven churches.
|Church 2: St. Euphrasia
|Church 3: St. Catherine of Siena
|Church 4: Our Lady of Grace
(It was unexpectedly lovely!)
|Church 5: St Cyril of Jerusalem
The church was all locked up,
the only one we couldn’t get inside.
(And we were stuck FOREVER on Ventura Blvd
trying to get there! <sigh>)
|But we did find a way into the adoration chapel.
|Church 6: Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary
Byzantine Catholic Church:
Visiting with our Greek Catholic friends.
|It was beautiful and the acoustics were impressive.
|Church 7: St. Elisabeth
WE DID IT!
mortification) but we had a great time visiting our seven churches. When we were (finally!) home it was
time to put little kids down for naps and get started on our Last Supper seder-type meal.
|Anita got to put the eyes on the
Rice Krispie lamb cake.
|She thinks she did a really good job.
I thought the recipe at Smitten Kitchen was great.
|The knishes with applesauce!
|The matzah. It was better than the crackers,
but not as good as Trader Joe’s flatbread
(which probably has yeast in it,
but I could be okay with that).
I will probably try a different recipe next year.
|The lamb chops turned out perfectly,
everyone loved the rosemary crust.
After our (early) dinner, we headed BACK to the Old Mission, since it turned out that their Mass of the Lord’s Supper is plenty early for us.
Then it was time for family foot washing:
And that’s it so far. If you’re still up in a couple of hours maybe I’ll update with some hot cross buns photos. Or MAYBE I’ll just go straight to bed. We shall see.
Blessed Triduum to you and yours!
Update: Here they are!