Sunday, April 15, 2007

What a treat...

I know Easter is not about the food, although these pictures may make you think otherwise! Besides the food being excellent, it was such a treat to be on the Anastasis for Easter one more time. When we arrived it was obvious that many hours of planning had gone into the Easter week; with activities in the week leading up to Easter, a Passover on Good Friday (which we just missed), showing of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ on Saturday and then the events Easter Sunday.

On Sunday we woke up very early to meet on the bow (front of the ship) at 6am for a sunrise service. We had a great time of worship, focusing on the fact that Christ has risen. It started to drizzle, and unfortunately as our service ended it started raining harder, meaning that the service scheduled to take place on Aft Deck had to be moved to the International Lounge. It was a shame because the deck had been beautifully decorated with palm branches, streamers etc. At 8am the second service started- a time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Very appropriate of course that Anastasis or Αναστασης means resurrection in Greek. After the service we enjoyed a magnificent brunch in the Pacific Dining Room. The galley (kitchen) and dining room crew did an excellent job! Croissants, cheese, ham, eggs, bacon, fruit…yum! And the dining looked very festive. A big thanks to all those who helped out! The rest of the day was spent with various friends. A day to be thankful for all Christ has done for us and to be thankful for each other. God has put some amazing people in my life!

“Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed o’er the grave, and rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save. His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high, who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die.”


Jacqueline said...

fijn dat je zo'n heerlijke tijd hebt gehad:) het eten ziet er heerlijk uit!Luv Jac

Anonymous said...

Was gaaf dit samen te mogen beleven.
Great to have had one more time on the Anastasis together
Love always, mama

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~