It's the same turning as when the church, emptied of vestments and cold as a crypt, lights one candle. When the community finds itself, against all odds, redeemed. Lenten sorrow makes way for Easter joy, and nothing - nothing - will quench the dawn.
Prepare your heart and soul for the most important day of the Christian year with this contemplative guide to the Easter season. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through Lent, Holy Week, the Triduum (Easter weekend), and Eastertide (the fifty days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday), Between Midnight and Dawn offers individuals an outline for daily meditation with prayers and scripture suggestions as well as literary readings from such authors as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and T. S. Eliot. The entries are undated, so you can revisit them year after year, and an appendix provides a reading list for those who wish to explore the season's themes more deeply. This is a book to cherish! (KG)