Easter - Mennonite Brethren

Electronic mail message from Edna Boardman, Minot, North Dakota

Easter for us Mennonite Brethren, who had only two or three special days during the year, was an intensely spiritual experience. I recall one Easter in particular (in my early teens) on which I felt thoroughly immersed in the joy of the resurrection of Christ. My sister and I always got new dresses for Easter, we colored eggs on Saturday, and always found a basket with some of those eggs and candy under our beds on Easter morning, but the real joy of the day was to sing the Easter hymns and celebrate that Christ had risen. "Up from the Grave He Arose." was the top song of the day in our white frame church near the curve of the road on the North Dakota prairie. I still like Easter primarily for the Easter Sunday service.

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