After a long, sorrowful week full of eloquent services that moved me to tears on a few occasions, Pascha (Easter) has come! Our liturgy began last night at 10:30 and was unbelievably beautiful and joyous, as always. White flowers and green ivy decorated our iconostasis; our dear Matushka was the artist who set it all up (with some assistance from select members :) ). And now, having slept in since I didn't fall asleep until 3 something last night, ...er..this morning... I am looking forward to a celebratory barbeque at our priest's house. After our feast and games and mingling, we have a lovely short vespers, called Agape Vespers, or the Vespers of Love. It is such a sweet finish to a wonderful day.
Then I have some news about Monday! I have a job! You know how I'd been putting that in my Damsel's Daybook entries as my wish all the time...well, I don't have to any more. I am happily employed at a clothing store with an amazing manager. I start on Monday at 9:00 in the morning. I am so excited about it!