Monday, April 9, 2007

From Lenten Pilgrimage to Eastertide Pilgrimage

Yesterday, after celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ at 6:30 A.M., in the middle of the cemetery at Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the temperature was 22 degrees (!), and after a moving worship of the risen Christ at 11:00 A.M., our Lenten pilgrimage as God's people had come to our destination: Easter Sunday! For forty days we had been in the period of time known as Lent, and on this holy pilgrimage looked forward to the great festival day of Easter. With a wonderful new treat of celebrating an Easter picnic amid the members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, followed by a small, intimate dinner with family that evening, good fun was had by all.

But awaking on Monday morning, the next pilgrimage began! Eastertide's pilgrimage had begun as the Church enters fifty days on a holy trek toward Pentecost. It hit me this Monday morning that we are forever on pilgrimage as God's people, following Christ, our Pilgrim God.

The pilgrimage is afoot!

Pilgrim peace, Brett