Happy Easter!! :D

Yes, in the Catholic church it is still Easter right now and will be for the next 45 days! This year I spent the first day of Easter with my family in North Carolina because one of my cousins (Elizabeth) got baptized this year and I was her sponsor! I got to be right up there with her during the actual baptism, which was such a blessing to me. 

She’s on the left and I’m on the right. 

The service was 3-4 hours long but that’s okay. If you really love the church,  you can handle it,  hahaha. In between rehearsal and the actual vigil, Elizabeth took her brother Tyler and I to see the new Beauty And the Beast movie which was AMAZING! I know there’s some controversy about the gay character LeFou, but I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary in the movie,  just the usual gay jokes that you might see with a character like him. I took my parents to see it when I was back home and they loved it too! For having so many well-known faces in it,  the movie turned out surprisingly well! I do wish they had chosen someone not so famous to play Belle, though…. Then again, I’m a bit biased because she is one of my favorite princesses. Oh,  well. 🙂

Have a blessed evening, my deers! 

Hallelujah to the King of kings!

He has conquered death for us today,

For the ones who have always loved Him

As well as those who’ve gone astray.

If you’re falling down He’ll lift you up;

All you need is to drink from His cup.

His promises will never be broken,

For he hears our tears both shed and unspoken.

Today is Holy Thursday, the first day of the Easter Triduum. This is when the traditional washing of the feet happens during mass; tonight my grandfather was there and was one of the volunteers to get their feet washed. It truly is a beautiful sight to see…..is there any other religion in which the priests kneel down to do something like this for the laity? When mass is over we headed out the doors and sung the exit song, which I can’t remember the name of right now. We proceeded to the adoration chapel with the scent of incense surrounding us, silently waiting for everyone else to enter behind us. Adoration is until midnight tonight for anyone who wants to stay that long. We stayed for a few minutes but then left to go meet my grandparents outside. I certainly could have stayed longer than we did though….oh well.

We went out to eat with grandma and grandpa after mass and now my parents and I are home, watching Jesus of Nazareth.