He’s back! He’s back! Tears of joy ran down my face, but I tried my hardest to not let anyone see I was crying. The Sanctuary Lamp was lit again (note this is NOT my parish Sanctuary Lamp, just one I linked to for reference). This candle was extinguished on Holy Thursday evening after the Eucharist was moved to another location (I presume the Adoration Chapel for our parish) and the altar was stripped. (No, I didn’t make it for Holy Thursday Mass/celebration again this year, but I know this is what happens because of all the other times I’ve gone.) For some reason I always get very choked up whenever I go back on Easter Sunday morning and see the Sanctuary Lamp all lit up again and how big it is (it’s really only about 12 inches or so). I can’t explain it, but I do and I also get choked up when we come to Mass and all the songs we sing today.
😀 Jesus has risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! 😀