"Behold, the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night, and behold, blessed is that servant whom He shall find watching...."
This is the theme of the Bridgegroom Matins of Holy Week, which my church serves at 6:30 these first three mornings. Very sweet. After Palm Sunday the church is full of palm branches and calla lilies. Dawn hasn't broken yet, and in the dim light the lilies in their whiteness
decorate the temple, as do the Eritrean ladies in their white gauze that flows with them in their worship ballet of bows and prostrations.
On the home front, the Cécile Brunner roses are opening! They are sweet as well, and give glory to God.