April 30, 2011

Holy Week and Easter

 Egg Hunt at Grandpa and Grandma's

 Eleanor and Cousin I.
Yes.... snow towards the end of April. 
 Isn't there  a way to get these to stay the way I rotated them?!
 Pysanky Egg Decorating.

 The littler crowd just did the usual egg dying. 

 "Take a pitzer of me and this egg."

 Happy Birthday to me... we enjoyed a cake someone brought over.  YUM.  Being Holy Thursday I figured I'd just get some plain Lorna Doone cookies and wait and have a luscious angel food cake with custard (not frozen) and fresh strawberries... but that is yet to happen as we eat the strawberries too quickly.
 Holy Thursday we did a Sedar Meal of sorts.  Lamb, fruits and nuts, for the "paste" we did peanut butter on flat bread (for manna), bitter herbs and then you ask what is that splotch of red.... well, that is ketchup the "other vegetable"... Next year I hope to add in the scriptural verses. 

I'm not a fan of lamb myself but the children seemed to like it.
 All set for EAster Sunday.... shoes and socks.... what more do you need?  Oh... .right.... a diaper.
 We have a little tradition of hiding the children's easter baskets and tying a string to the basket and weaving a rather intricate 'spider web' of ribbon throught part of the house.  Thankfully Galadriel did all the weaving as I'm sure I'd have gotten caught in the web for good.
 Who needs anything more than a box and a buddy.

April 26, 2011

Easter Twinkies

Poppy and her cousin on Easter

April 24, 2011

A Blessed Easter to You and Yours

A blessed Easter to you all with love from
Aragorn & Aragorn's Wife & Kiddiewinkies


Yeah.... they're alllllllllllllllllll ours.

A few extras
 Totally Miami Vice, Dude!

The Resurrection of Our Lord - O Happy Fault

O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!

And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary [Cloephas], to see the sepulchre.

And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and coming rolled back the stone and sat upon it.

And his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow.

And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror and became as dead men.

And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

He is not here. For he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.

And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen. And behold he will go before you into Galilee. There you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
Matthew 28:1-7



April 23, 2011

Holy Saturday - Death and Descent

Preparing for Burial
Jesus Descends into Limbo of the Just who died before He opened the Gates of Heaven.

Oh Happy Fault..........................

O Woe is Meme

What ever in the world happened to my blog?!  My sidebar is way at the bottom and some of the posts are ... wonky.... That just seemed an appropriate word.  I hope it comes back normal again once those posts fall off the front page.

April 22, 2011

Good Friday Prayers


Oh my Lord Jesus
I humbly beg of thee by
the merits of thy Precious
Blood and by the Divine Heart
and by the intercession of
thy cruel death to assist
me in my present necessity
(Make Your Request)
Say: 33 times

After 3:00pm

For the Holy Souls
I adore Thee, Holy Cross, adorned with the most holy, most delicate, and the most precious members of Thy Body, also colored and dyed with the most precious Blood. I adore Thee, O my Lord, and the Cross I adore for the love of Thee. Amen
Say: 33 times

Good Friday - Way of the Cross and Crucifixion

(Suggested) TIME LINE of the PASSION, DEATH and BURIAL

Holy Thursday
5:00pm Jesus Celebrates His Last Supper
8:00 Jesus washes the feet of his apostles, gives his beautiful instruction, and institutes the Most Holy Sacrament and the Sacred Priesthood.
9:00 Jesus goes to the Garden of Olives with his disciples
10:00 Jesus prays for all sinners in the Garden
11:00 His most sacred Agony

Good Friday
Midnight The Sweating of Blood
1:00am Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a Kiss

2:00 Jesus is taken to Annas, father-in-law to Caiphas, the High Priest
3:00 Jesus is sent bound Caiphas.

4:00 Jesus is blindfolded, struck and scoffed at. Peter denies Jesus 3 times.
5:00 Jesus is declared guilty of death before the Council.
6:00 Jesus is taken to Pilate who asks if He is a King.

7:00 Pilate send Jesus to Herod where He is mocked.

8:00 Herod send Jesus back to Pilate Barabbas is preferred to Him.

Herod washes his hands.

9:00 Pilate has Jesus scourged at the pillar.

10:00 Jesus is crowned with thorns and mocked as king.

11:00 Jesus is made to carry His Cross

(Traditional Stations of the Cross)

Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus is given his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets His Mother
Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
Jesus is stripped of His garments
Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
Jesus' body is removed from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)
Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.

12:00 noon Jesus is stripped, nailed to the cross and crucified
1:00pm Jesus prays for his murderers

The Seven Last Words of Christ

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

Luke 23:34

Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.

Luke 23:43

Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy mother.

John 19:26-27

My God, My God, what have you forsaken Me?

Matthew 27:46

I thirst.

John 19:28

It is consumated.

John 19:30

2:00 Jesus commends His spirit to His Father

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

Luke 23:46

3:00 Jesus dies

4:00 Jesus is pierced with a lance.

His Sacred Blood and Water flow from His side
5:00 Jesus is taken down from the cross and placed in the arms of his mother

6:00 Jesus is buried and left in the sepulcher