Meditative Silence. We leave our Sanctuary in darkness and silence following Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. Lights and candles are extinguished. Musical instruments and devices are set down. Reflective thoughts and meditations on Jesus’ journey replace our daily task list. We find the time to push away from the continuous news cycle, “social” media stories, and the need to remember “what’s next?”.
Music during Holy Week and the Easter season have a wide emotional range. Sorrow and confusion quickly become uplifting acclamation and praise. Quiet, contemplative pieces reveal the reason for beautiful Psalms, “Alleluias” and “Glorias.” Our shared Lenten journey becomes a positive message to take to our surrounding neighborhoods, in both word and deed. Happy Easter Season!