Overheard at Easter Vigil…

“Christ is the Alpha and the…[long pause]…where’s the Omega?”

[Whispered], “Let’s whittle the paschal candle.” [long pause] “It’s still not working. Just shove it in there.”

“The Seventh Day…no, the Sixth Day”

“Take the knife to the font and whittle some more.”

“Let’s just pray it doesn’t tip over, leaning like that.”

[Whispered] “Phillip! Sneak back there and get the chrism! When do we need it? We need it now!”

“‘And she said, ‘Rabboni’, which means Lord. No, rather it means Teacher.'”

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