Easter Sunday April 5. Alleluia!

Written by Jack van Ommen on April 6th, 2015

It is Monday morning and I caught up on my sleep, after a rigorous choir program. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil on Saturday and then both the 8.30 and 11 Easter Sunday service. But it was worth the effort and a very satisfying experience again. Ann Wopat, the director, put together a great program for the four different services. My favorite Easter hymns and among others Mozart’s Ave Verum, Panis Angelicus, Cantate Domine, Regina Coeili (M.M. Cottone). I had sung the Ave Verum with my 2012/2013 Dutch choir members in Rome and Amsterdam. The rest was new for me but I was fortunate to have one more semi-pro tenor and a base to get me going.

On an earlier post I was offering myself for marriage, adoption or a favor, and a later retracted result to my search. Well, guess what? So, after I purchased my ticket for my three week visit to Amsterdam on April 18, I meet a new friend after yesterday’s service. Turns out he is a retired pilot for a carrier that flies to Amsterdam and he is good for my next buddy pass. God is good. And shows what you are missing if you are not a member yet of St. Nicholas.

Father Mark Guzman at the Holy Thursday service.

Father Mark Guzman at the Holy Thursday service.

I am house/dog sitting, until Wednesday, on the very same street I last owned a home, Goodman Ave in Gig Harbor. Just a few houses down the hill. This is the view from the house and the Google Earth picture.

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circled top my home from 1993-1997. bottom my current hideout.

circled top my home from 1993-1997. bottom my current hideout.

This evening Evert Slijper, from Haarlem and Eugene, is visiting to have dinner at the Shor(e) Line. A year ago, on April 3rd, I closed the door in Haarlem of his parental home, where I had been house sitting since January 10 upon my return from Mallorca.

“Soloman”: I am putting the last touches on the Dutch manuscript. I expect to have the e-book version available during my Holland visit.

 

 

 

 

 

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