We did a poll like this last year, and then ran off and did Easter back in Cambridge anyway. But I am quite tempted by the idea of being in Coventry for Holy Week, so I thought that once again I would investigate who, if anyone, was interested in joining me.
This is a fluffy preliminary sort of post. I reserve the right to not do any of the below if not enough people are interested. And I reserve the right to randomly choose a subset of people to invite if too many people are interested. And I may just choose to go back to LSM like I do evey year.
A herd of ticky-boxen, mostly aimed at those we usually spend Easter with, but open to all expressions of interest from people of all faiths or none.
I am interested in Easter in Coventry
I am planning on being somewhere else for Easter
...and I think Sally and Matthew should join me!
I would be interested in staying on the night of Maundy Thursday
I would be interested in staying on the night of Good Friday
I would be interested in staying on the night of Holy Saturday
I would be interested in staying on the night of Easter Sunday
I would like to go to Mass lots
I would like to eat large Easter lunches.
I would like to drink champagne
... but I won't mind if you only provide Cava
I would like a sing through of something Passion related (St Matthew's?)
I would like a readthrough of something Passion related (passion plays?)
I would like to sit in contemplative silence
I would like to avoid all the religious bits
...and some straggling ticky-boxen
I am not a Christian and don't want to spend Easter in Coventry, but like having a tickeybox all of my own
I am a special snowflake and do not fit in your poll boxes, but will leave a comment
Resurrections un-killed my grandmother, you insensitive clod!
We'll be dunking Na'Quis in N'berg then
Edited at 2009-02-25 10:25 pm (UTC)
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Ooh, I'd almost forgotten you were Genuinely There. Will you be LSMing, or will you actually be at the church of your calling? ;-)
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)|| |
It would be rather sad _not_ to be at LSM for the Vigil...
Still, I guess I have at least 40 days to make my mind up...
And if one is in Cambridge, it's not clear what would clash with it! Though I think GSM start at 6am!
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)|| |
I have my usual St Peter's commitments... which will feel rather strange this year.
I won't go to church, but on the other hand, that means that I can cook whilst other people are there.
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)|| |
I thought about including you on my email of 'look, look, an LJ post about Easter', but I wasn't sure if it was disrespectful or not... you are very much a part of 'things I like about Easter' and any offer of cooking is a Thing of Joy! Will keep you in the loop as things crystalise - I suppose it depends what Jones and Catriona do...
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Look at me! I'm a snowflake! I've got hexagonal symmetry and stuff.
|Date:||February 26th, 2009 09:37 am (UTC)|| |
Only recently did I catch some snowflakes on my sleeve and realised they look just like you see in all the magnified photos.
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)|| |
I'll probably be around Cov over Easter. I've got a few gigs to go to though! :)
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Hi. Not poll related, but I wonder if you could send me your address again?
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)|| |
You should be able to read this post
. Shout if you can't!
|Date:||February 25th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)|| |
Got it, thanks.
[x] I haven't even begun to think about what to do for Easter yet, but visiting Coventryites is far from the worst plan I've ever heard of.
Although I suspect this wasn't aimed in my direction, I thought I would mention that depending on my duties (rota soon, I hope) at least some things would be do-able.
sadly, wrong continent :-(
I definitely vote for LSM, but if lots of people I know are going to Coventry, that would be nice too.
I won't be celebrating Easter (oddly enough). I'm not sure what Alec is planning to do, but I very much doubt that it will involve LSM because: a) he is a dirty Prot and b) the 'issues' between the clergy at LSM and one of our friends has put him off. I would quite like to see you if you come to Cambridge but it's during Pesach so I'll have to bring carefully home prepared food to anything which involves eating.
Also, amusingly when you asked about Easter I thought 'When's Easter?' and looked at my calander. However my calender is a Cambridge Chabad calender complete with fasts, yom tovim, rosh chodesh and candle lighting times for Cambridge, but completely devoid of Christian festivals. Luckily Alec had left his Parson's Pocket Book on his desk, which not only has Easter but also all festivals, saints days and lectionary.
|Date:||February 26th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)|| |
Apparently I'm supposed to go to Essex for Easter, although avoiding this (and attendant Catholic Church) would be FTW. I like fuds and inspite of atheism I like Christian music.
I'd say that you and Matthew should come and have Easter with us in Brooklyn, but G's parents are planning to visit around Easter, and we only have so many brain-cells between us :)
It looks like I'll be trying to drag you to Cambridge the Friday before Good Friday!
My traditional way of spending Easter appears to have become "spend it in a field covered in facepaint" (hey, two years is a tradition, right?). This year the field in question is in Derby. :)
Of course, I'll be in Cov, and I'm actually quite interested in Holy Week there, especially since I've lived here all my life and never partaken of it before. I'd love it if you would let me know your plans. xx
I'm sure I'd posted this at the time, but can't see it now.
I'm busy in Cardiff until the Vigil (which we do on Saturday evening), but a trip to Coventry for Easter lunch might be plausible (especially with staying over on Easter Day night).
In fact, I've just looked at the train times, and I can do it in 2hr 34 leaving at 1050 and arriving at 1324 which is even just about possible with fitting in St Michael's at 9:30 although possibly a bit too tight. Anything earlier takes longer!