|One of the altars without all its decorations|
|Street leading up to altar|
At the time when the statue will be travelling from one place to another, a car sets out ahead, announcing to the neighborhood that the statue will be passing. There are also numerous posters throughout the area, showing when different events will be held at each altar.
|Stencils used for decorating the street|
Jesus´ suffering and death and Mary´s pain are the focus. On Good Friday, most businesses are closed. There is one final procession throughout the streets.
Easter Sunday is not noticed much.
On Thursday evening we held a seder meal at our home, inviting the kids who normally attend the Sunday afternoon kids´ club and their parents. Eleven kids and teens came, and Abraham reviewed the story of the first Passover. After that we served the seder meal foods one at a time, explaining the significance of each one. When the meal ended, most of the kids stayed to play for awhile.
The following night, once again in the evening, we had a Good Friday service. Twelve kids and teens arrived to hear to story of Jesus´ death for our sins and how his death removes the barrier between God and mankind if we accept his sacrifice.
They and their parents are invited to an Easter service at 11 a.m. at our house. We will have an Easter egg hunt where each egg holds an object from the Easter story. After reviewing the story, we will have brunch and games. We plan to have a great celebration.
He is risen!