Easter Sunday April 24

Written by Jack van Ommen on April 24th, 2011

While I am writing this, it is time for Easter Sunrise services, at home on the West Coast. Not a European tradition at Easter.

I attended 11 a.m. service at Sint Augustinus, the church that is closest to where I spent the summer and fall in 2009, on “Fleetwood” at the “Schinkel” Y.C. This time the congregation took up a whole lot more parking places than the choir. The mass was sung by the two priests and the men’s “Cantemus Dominum” choir in Latin. The women choir and the men sang the English Hymn “There is a wideness in God’s Mercy” from Frederick William Faber, in an arrangement from Maurice Bevan, during the offertory and the recessional was the Alleluia chorus from the Messiah.               What a treat! 

 I am back at my sister and Herman’s home in Badhoevedorp for the last ten days of my Holland Holiday. The weather has just about turned into a heat wave. Holland could use some of the rain the N.W. has had in the last 2 months. The dry cold weather has turned into 80 odd degrees Fahrenheit.

Happy Easter to all and I hope the Alleluia’s will sound as clear and promising there as they did here this morning.

The view from my Heemstede Homestead penthouse after one month.

 

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