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Burying the Alleluias

by in:Easter

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“We're going to bury the Alleluias on Sunday,” my colleague told me. Although I'd grown up in a church where Lent was a thing, I'd spent the previous five years working at a non-denominational church that didn't observe it. Needless to say, when my colleague announced we were going to “bury the Alleluias,” I had no idea what she was talking about. I soon found out. That Sunday, the last before Lent began, we handed out ribbons to everyone and encouraged them to wave them whenever the word Alleluia appeared in worship. Then, near the end of the service, we invited everyone to place ...


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