Throughout the entire Lenten season, Alleluia does not grace our lips.It is intentionally left out of the liturgy. It’s disappearance allows us to concentrate on the penitential tone of Lent until its reemergence on Easter morn. It is then that it is sung like a new song: “Alleluia! He is risen!”
On Ash Wednesday, our family buries Alleluia,
along with the writings of the Lenten sacrifices we all plan to make. It is placed in a purple bag,
and then hidden away. It will reappear on the mantel on Easter morning.
It’s a simple, quiet little way to help the children understand the importance of that third day.
Searching for ways to engage your children this Lenten season?