Saturday, April 23, 2011

Good Friday Shabbat

Last night we decided to try something much different than we were used to. We had a Shabbat meal to celebrate Good Friday. I'm so thankful for a husband who lets me try new things!

It turned out to be one of the most memorable nights we've had in a long time. I tried to make the table look very special and pulled out the best china, candles and table decorations.

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Friends joined us. Of course, we teased them that if they knew what they were in for they may not have come!

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I read scripture and then lit the two white candles - observe and remember. We then went around the table and each of us took time to share what we appreciated about each other. It was a wonderful way to speak a blessing over each person.

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Dan then read the account of the last supper and we said a blessing over the challah bread and wine. In our case, we used sparkling cider. We then sang the benediction.

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Then we ate the meal in courses. It took almost two hours to complete and it seemed to be a much better way to eat the meal. We took our time. We enjoyed the company. We enjoyed the food.

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Dan & I definitely want to try to start doing this on a regular basis. It is a wonderful way to prepare your hearts and minds for the Sabbath day.

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