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Easter Gardens…

A great Easter tradition, but not so much in Taiwan, so one of the highlights of this Easter is to see what Easter gardens are around ~ and there’s some fantastic ones!

This one was in All Saints Church in Maidstone, Kent this morning ~ not only does it look good, but the hyacinths smell so wonderful too…


And then this one, the empty tomb, in Rochester Cathedral this afternoon….


Can’t let you go without 2 more photos of Rochester Cathedral today – evensong was happening, but they still let visitors in to wander around the main part taking photos… now that’s my kind of cathedral!

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Ah Rochester, great little city, and very welcoming cathedral!

Christ is risen, Alleluia!

Wishing you all a blessed and happy Easter ~ Christ is risen, He is risen indeed, Alleluia!


“Not the empty tomb
but the uninhabited
cross. Look long enough
and you will see the arms
put on leaves. Not a crown
of thorns, but a crown of flowers
haloing it, with a bird singing
as though perched on paradise’s threshold.
We have over-furnished
our faith. Our churches
are as limousines in the procession
towards heaven. But the verities
remain: a de-nuclearised
cross, uncontaminated
by our coinage; the chalice’s
ichor; and one crumb of bread
on the tongue for the bird-like
intelligence to be made tame by.”

Poem: ‘Not the Empty Tomb’ by R. S. Thomas 1990


救主復活日 Happy Easter ~哈利路亞! 主已復活!

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  哈利路亞! 主已復活!

Easter celebrations at Advent Church started last night, Easter Eve, with the Easter Vigil – the lighting of the Easter fire and the first half of the service by candlelight, then 4 baptisms and Holy Communion….

All wonderfully led by retired priest, Rev. Michael Liou, who sang the whole service ~ amazing! Despite having no voice only a few days earlier, on the night he was in fine form!

Oh yes and the dog ~ well it was kind of snuggled up in someone’s bag on the back row, but its head kept on appearing and well, every time I went past, there he was, saying please take my photo!

And then to today, and the lovely Easter morning service ~ and a visit from a group from Choi-Kou School in Macau, and of course, some gorgeous flowers, also lunch and cake….

Happy Easter to you all, Christ is risen, Alleluia!