It’s still Easter today! Happy Easter!
Let’s jump in the ol’ T.A.R.D.I.S. and take a look back at the Triduum, just for posterity’s sake, shall we? And let’s, um, go backwards. ‘Cause, why not?
In case you missed it in all the hubbub yesterday, here are all the Easter photos.
Scroll to the very bottom for new free printables for the Easter season.
Holy Saturday meant finding where I had stashed all the new Easter clothes, and making sure things all fit, and, when they didn’t, making a quick trip to Old Navy.
We put away the Lent decorations, and gussied up for Easter.
We dyed (and painted) Easter eggs.
For the first time ever, we tried using the brown eggs from our backyard hens (on the bottom), as well as the white eggs from the store (on top) that we usually use. I think the brown eggs turned out really beautifully. The colors looked really rich compared to the white eggs, I thought.
On Good Friday we ate hot cross buns. Yum.
We finished up the last of the Holy Week declutter and donate in the morning.
From noon to three we read from the Bible, said the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary, then, once the little kids were napping, walked over to venerate the cross at our local parish. In the evening we had friends over for our annual Good Friday Fish Fry, and Stations of the Cross. (Thanks, mom, for cooking!)
On Holy Thursday we did our customary morning Seven Churches Visitation. It is traditionally supposed to happen at night, after Holy Thursday services. I kept figuring, SOME day I’ll be able to do that. Then, a few years ago I just decided I didn’t want to keep putting it off until SOME day, so we just moved it to the morning. Each year we’ve tried to visit seven new to us churches. Some of our very favorites have been the non-Roman rite Catholic churches. They’re so different. It’s cool. We do two stations of the cross at each church. This year we brought along change the kids had been collecting during Lent, along with the thirty pieces of silver from Spy Wednesday, to put in the poor boxes.
After naps, we watched The Prince of Egypt and ate gummy frogs. Then we went to Holy Thursday services. Then we came home for our special meal, which I’ve decided to start calling a Last Supper rather than a Seder, so as to avoid confusion. 🙂 I’m not sure that Jesus had knishes, but I’m not sure that he DIDN’T either.
Finally . . . reading from the Bible and family foot washing. Lulu quite enjoyed having her own feet washed by Gus, but was having NOTHING of washing my feet.
On Spy Wednesday we had our last BIG cleaning day, then in the evening, the kids searched for Judas’ thirty pieces of silver. In a new twist this year, we used flashlights. It was fun that way, but it made it tough to take photos.
In case you missed it, here was my post about the first few days of Holy Week.
And my guest post at Teaching Sam and Scout, the link didn’t work when I posted about it here last time. So here’s one that does work, I hope.
I hope your family will have a very fun and blessed Easter season! Speaking of Easter seasons, instead of saying the Angelus at noon, during Easter, we’re supposed to say the Regina Caeli. So, I made up a printable of that for you . . .
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