Holy Week - St. John's Cathedral and Emmanuel

What an amazing and insightful Holy Week.  We started at the Cathedral, with the service of Foot Washing and then moved into the sadness that followed the stripping of the altar.  All the beauty that surrounds the altar and us, is taken away, gone and we were left with a bare wooden altar. 

We continued with our Good Friday service at Emmanuel and the Refinery.

 On Holy Saturday, we were back at the Cathedral and had the Easter Vigil with the sacred fire and our first Easter Communion.  After the church was in darkness, the illumination from the tapers our only light, and then the light shines through - we are once again in the surrounding beauty of the altar, the flowers, communion, and song. Easter Sunday was at the Cathedral for both services, of song, the Eucharist, Easter Alleluias, laughter, and many smiles.