A short sharing from a modest Easter Festival
While Cherry Orchards is continuing its transition, some friends of the community have tried to care for the cultural sheath that has been part of the Spiritual and cultural identity of the impulse.
We began in 2021 with the showing of the film that was made to capture the moments of transition from Cherry Orchards site.
We held adult gatherings at the beginning of Advent and Three Kings Day, and lit Candlemas candles with children in February.
During Lent we turned our thoughts to Easter and how we could walk together through the Holy Week. On Palm Sunday we ascended a local hill and from the top spent time appreciating the quality of perspective we could enjoy and with the help of bells awakened ourselves at the door of Easter Week.
The readings from The Three Years by Emil Bock were very precious to some and we decided to record them with different voices for each day and send theses recordings to friends. As a recipient I can say that it was a delight to listen in early each morning and set my mood each day in just the same way as when I read them with others in the same room.
On Maundy Thursday some of us celebrated with a Silent Supper together, reflecting that the blue and yellow colours of Raphael which graced the table, were the same as the Ukraine Flag.
With love to you all,