At the end of the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday, just as the Watch before the Altar of Repose was beginning, I knelt before the Tabernacle and was surprised by a light fluttering sound, magnified by the silence, as from under the altar came a butterfly, presumably woken up by the unaccustomed warmth in church over the last few days. It remained in front of the Blessed Sacrament for a few minutes and then took off into the darkness of the Church. Perhaps not quite an illustration worthy of St Bede, but perhaps a prompt for some musings on our future in the light of the Lord's death and resurrection. If I were feeling either prophetic or whimsical. Which at this stage in Holy Week, I'm emphatically not.
Biretta tip to Fr Hunwicke for this link to an important article on Pope Benedict from an orthodox Lutheran perspective. More realignment?
Some atrociously "Celtic" weather for our outdoor Stations of the Cross yesterday - courtesy of Fr Mark at 'All Gas and Gaiters' http://allgassandgaiters.blogspot.com/2010/04/good-friday.html