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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Eagle Archive: Reflecting on Easter with grace and peace

Eagle Archive: Reflecting on Easter with grace and peace

Happy Easter. Grace and peace to you.

In Carroll County, the celebration of Easter has always had an emphasis on the religious aspects of the holiday. However, childhood thoughts of Easter in Carroll are also filled of memories of community Easter egg hunts and other community activities.

Some 65 years ago, the Venture Club of Westminster sponsored the annual hunt on Easter Sunday on the Westminster Playground. An article in the now defunct Democratic Advocate on March 26, 1948, offers an example of how various aspects of the community got into the Easter spirit: There was a concert by the Westminster Municipal Band; an invocation by Father William T. McCrory, assistant pastor of St. John Catholic Church; and City Councilman J. Albert Mitten served as master of ceremonies.


Another childhood memory is that all the church services and activities during Holy Week and Easter were observed with strict pomp and ceremony — as dictated by the ecclesiastical liturgists in the congregation.

I learned at a very young age that the difference between a terrorist and liturgist is you can negotiate with a terrorist. For those unaware of ways of the church, a liturgist is sort of like a "parliamentarian" — with an edge…,0,6902860.story

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