show adminpanel
Subscribe to new log entries

Archief

show archive
April 2021 (1)
show archive
February 2021 (1)
show archive
May 2020 (1)
show archive
April 2020 (1)
show archive
September 2019 (1)
show archive
August 2019 (1)
show archive
April 2019 (1)
show archive
January 2019 (1)
show archive
December 2018 (1)
show archive
September 2018 (1)
show archive
July 2018 (1)
show archive
April 2018 (1)
show archive
March 2018 (1)
show archive
February 2018 (1)
show archive
December 2017 (2)
show archive
September 2017 (1)
show archive
August 2017 (1)
show archive
June 2017 (1)
show archive
March 2017 (1)
show archive
December 2016 (2)
show archive
November 2016 (1)
show archive
October 2016 (1)
show archive
September 2016 (1)
show archive
August 2016 (2)
show archive
June 2016 (1)
show archive
May 2016 (1)
show archive
February 2016 (1)
show archive
January 2016 (1)
show archive
November 2015 (1)
show archive
October 2015 (1)
show archive
September 2015 (1)
show archive
July 2015 (1)
show archive
June 2015 (2)
show archive
April 2015 (2)
show archive
March 2015 (1)
show archive
February 2015 (1)
show archive
December 2014 (1)
show archive
October 2014 (1)
show archive
September 2014 (1)
show archive
August 2014 (2)
show archive
July 2014 (1)
show archive
June 2014 (1)
show archive
April 2014 (2)
show archive
March 2014 (2)
show archive
January 2014 (2)
show archive
December 2013 (1)
show archive
November 2013 (1)
show archive
October 2013 (1)
show archive
September 2013 (1)
show archive
August 2013 (1)
show archive
July 2013 (2)
show archive
June 2013 (1)
show archive
May 2013 (1)
show archive
April 2013 (2)
show archive
March 2013 (1)
show archive
February 2013 (1)
show archive
January 2013 (1)
show archive
December 2012 (2)
show archive
November 2012 (1)
show archive
October 2012 (2)
show archive
September 2012 (3)
show archive
August 2012 (1)

Easter

Written by Antje on April 16th 2015 22:08

I know that I promised that this web post would be about my work, but as we've just had Easter here, I think it’s actually a good idea to give some attention to the Easter celebrations, even if it is just to show you how beautifully decorated our church can be! 
01_IMG_1173.jpeg
Palm Sunday

Last week began first of all with Palm Sunday. Sundays here are normal working days and I had had a pretty busy day. So I missed the Palm Sunday procession. The people from our church processes waving palm branches and re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The route ended with a service in the church, which had been wonderfully dressed with palm fronds. 
 
02_IMG_1173.jpeg
Easter

Easter Sunday, though, was of course free. In the morning there was a service in a packed church. The decorations were rearranged and will probably stay put for a good while. It is a celebration together of the resurrection of Jesus. You can’t see it in the photo, but outside there were benches for at least 50 extra people who came. 
 
03_IMG_1173.jpeg
 
Towards the end of the service there was a sudden cloudburst from which everyone outside en masse escaped by rushing into the church. Because the service was almost over, two friends and I made it quickly to one of their houses. In the photo you can just see some of the people standing under the church porch....
 
04_IMG_1173.jpeg
 
Every good feast day in Bangladesh is celebrated with food. In this photo you can see the pans from which the food was served. A meal here means rice: in this instance rice with lentils and goat curry. 
 
05_IMG_1173.jpeg
 
This is the party tent, which is not waterproof. Fortunately the rain only lasted for about 15 minutes so the meal went on as planned. There were three ‘sittings’: people sat down, received their meal, and then left so that the place settings could be re-laid for the next group. Eating is by hand, which saves a lot of washing up of cutlery. 
 
To round things of here’s a photo of me ‘in my Easter best’. 
Paasbest.jpg
 
Next time I really will write about work.....