Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Garden 2012

Over the past few weeks, the members of our Children's Liturgy at 10am Mass have been preparing our Easter Garden. They began by growing bean seeds in jam jars and today they added white primulas at the Mass of Easter day.

The Easter Garden is an ancient tradition and people invested great amounts of time, effort and simple materials to build these gardens to make a visual representation of the empty tomb of Christ. Here we can see the three empty crosses and the open door of the tomb with the stone rolled away. Inside you can just see the white burial cloths lying on the floor of the tomb.

But Christ himself in not here; he is risen from the dead and goes before his disciples to Galilee just as he foretold.