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Easter to many is just the best long weekend in the Trini calendar but if you are truly fortunate, Easter is supposed to be one of the high points of your Christian experience. Everything about Easter is beautiful! Our sub-editor for our Women’s Blog, Denise Scott asked other Catholic women to share their thoughts on the Easter season.

Alicia Jagessar

What does Easter mean to you?

Easter is a time to renew our commitment to living our lives more Christ-like in every thought, word, and deed.

What is your favourite hymn?

Hymn: ‘I am the Bread of Life.’

What is your favourite Easter food?

Hot Cross buns.

Do you have an Easter family tradition?

I have no family Easter tradition. Sometimes I sing Parang that speak of the Passion of Christ and sometimes I bake hot cross buns which I am terrible at.

Tricia Chin

What does Easter mean to you?

Easter means celebration with family.

What is your favourite part of the Easter Triduum?

My favourite part of the Triduum is the Good Friday Service. I always wait for the altar to be stripped. I think it’s the starkest moment for the Church year and a true image of loss/mourning.

Do you have a favourite hymn for the season?

No favourite hymn.

What are your favourite foods of the season?

Hot Cross buns, dasheen and salt salmon on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Do you have an Easter family tradition?

I think our tradition is eating as much meat as possible on Easter Sunday.

Michelle Celestine

What does Easter mean to you?

Easter is a period of rebirth or reawakening for me. The solemnity, reflection and reconciliation during Lent brings me to a place of true joy as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Saviour and the promise of everlasting life.

What is your favourite part of the Easter Triduum?

My favourite part of the Triduum is the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Carrying the physical cross for just a short period helps me to carry all my crosses in life knowing the reward is Heaven.

Do you have a favourite Easter hymn?

I have been searching for my favourite hymn for quite some time. It doesn’t seem to be in the current book but as children, we sang a song that went as follows: “There lived a man who walked from Galilee and the things He did were beautiful, and the things He did were wonderful, and He wanted us to follow in His way…”

Favourite Easter food?

Hot Cross buns and ham!

Do you have an Easter family tradition?

Our family Easter tradition is Good Friday brunch of buljol and hot cross buns, baked fish, and ground provision after walking Stations of the Cross. Easter eggs on Easter Sunday are a huge treat after giving up chocolate for Lent.

Laurette Arthur

What does Easter mean to you?

To me, Easter means “A new beginning.”

What is your favourite part of the Easter Triduum?

For me, it’s Gloria Saturday night.

Do you have a favourite Easter hymn?

What a friend we have in Jesus.’

Do you have a favourite food?

For me, its pie.





 

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