Easter Traditions

I do not mean to be irreverent, but Easter Morning strikes me as kind of an epilogue, the final concluding bit in a movie. You know, like in a movie where the villain seems to have won, to have defeated the hero. Then, the good guy comes out of nowhere, unexpectedly saving the day. That is Easter. The setup for the exciting, action-packed ending happens in the week leading up to Sunday, Holy Week. 

My interest in Holy Week began when I was a kid at Saint Agnes School in Utica, NY. During Lent, they ended the school week with the Stations of the Cross. For those who may not be familiar with them, the Stations of the Cross are 14 iconic events between Jesus being condemned to death and


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