The word “Alleluia” literally comes from a Hebrew word, whose meaning, “Praise to God,” is joyous and celebratory in nature.
For over a millennia, during Lent, various Christian traditions have omitted the word from the liturgy, not letting it ‘cross lips’ and some literally bury the word in the ground! Since Lent is the opposite of a celebration, it does make sense that the word is deleted as part of this penitential season. However, when the Alleluia is revived at dawn on Easter morning … the Easter celebration begins!
As part of our service, we will experience a musical tribute to the revived Alleluia. S.T.A.R. Musicians Peter Moore and Kathy Quackenbush, along with others, will share music created with Alleluia titles and themes.
A portion of the offering collected has been designated for Masterworks – honoring Peter, Kathy and others sharing their creative energy with us as part of the service.
An Earth Day Celebration!