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Hmmmm....

My eyes are aching and all I want to do right now is to shut down the system, take out my book; 'Teacher Man' by Frank McCourt and read it. I wonder why this office can't give us a day off for Good Friday, anyway thanks to them I can atleast attend an hour's benediction in St. Thomas Basilica, which is quite near my office. I am looking forward to that cause I love this church, its pretty ancient and it is built over the tomb of St.Thomas. It is one of three churches in the world to be built over the tomb of an apostle of Christ. The other two churches built over the tomb of an apostle are St. Peter's Basilica at Rome, Italy and the Saint James the great at Santiago,
Spain Santiago de Compostela.

Easter is pretty low-key this year, I guess it's because I am here in Madras. At my place things would be rather hectic now. We would be busy with choir practice, decorating the church and organising things for the Easter Vigil. Anyway, let's see how Easter is celebrated here.

Comments

The Mahathma said…
For a moment I thought St.Thomas had three tombs ! Here in chennai ,for easter ,we give a goat a nice bath in salted turmeric water(for taste) at 12:00 am and then chop its head off ! Simultaneously we shout ooooh oooooh ooooh ooohhh in chorus ,while patting our lips with our hands oscillating across the XY and YZ planes ,until our throat pains! The bath can be given in different flavours depending upon ur preference of taste ! Care should be taken to ensure that the tail , foot and balls are also chopped off later before cooking it !
mazhalai said…
Happy Easter
Pushpak, I never asked how YOU celebrate easter...

Mahalai, same to you, have fun.
The Mahathma said…
its all the same the world over u moron !
Pushpak... people celebrate festivals differently. I could explain more, but I am fed up and sleepy....
The Mahathma said…
your confusing diwali and xmas
Icychips said…
hey, HAPPY EASTER u guys!!have a great day..
hey sajeeve, shudnt be an easter bunny u slaughter,not a goat?goat's already taken!!
The Mahathma said…
@church now . Whos bunny now
sirpy said…
And so how was it..? Easter is always a pretty quiet affair in Chennai.. People are too busy trying to break their penance in the best way possible rather than celebrating it... :D
Anju said…
How come you didn't put up a picture of the basilica? It is a beautiful church. Easter was pretty low key this year...

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