Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The day started bright and early with the 8 am congregation. There were double the number that I am used to at 8 am. Some had even come bright and cheerily on pilgrimage from Alloa to hear me sing the Exsultet. (I sing the Exsultet here twice – once at the vigil, a modern version which everyone can join in and then again at the 8 am, when I sing a plainsongy version).

It was a very full church at 10 am for a very joyous service. Flowers and alleluias were everywhere. The congregation even managed a big laugh for the joke at the start of the sermon which was an Easter gift from Mother Ruth.

There was even a real Easter bunny bouncing around the garden scattering Easter eggs afterwards.

People who were there last night were still talking about the fire. As well they might.


  1. bright and cheerily?  eh!

    well worth the journey! – to be guided so well through a wonderful journey all the way through Holy week to meet our risen Lord on a glorious Easter morn wow!!!

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