Is There an Easter Beyond COVID-19?

Statues above and altar and a crucifix on an altar shrouded in purple cloth, a Palm Sunday tradition in many churches.

When I was a child, Palm Sunday always served up a feast for my imagination. To underline the suffering of the crucifixion, churches draped the statues of saints and Christ on his cross in purple cloth, inserting an added plume of mystery into the atmosphere.

I liked how you got something to carry home — slender green reeds, solemnly blessed, from an exotic tree that, growing up in northern New…

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Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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Judith Valente

Judith Valente

Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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