“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

 We weren’t in a Walmart. It was the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the last Sunday before Lent, when the minister made this announcement. He emphasised that we were going to say and sing Alleluia in abundance that Sunday because they wouldn’t be in the liturgy again till Easter Sunday morning.  That’s six weeks of no alleluias – approximately the length of time Jesus spent in fasting and prayer in the desert as he began his ministry.

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