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Easter In Cyprus
G ASTEIR is a great time In the
eastern church. and Cyprus pre
serves many' peculiar methods
of celebrating it, notably the method
of entwining the small fronds of a
large palm leaf Into fantastic patterns.
resembling In shape the same motives
of sacred trees on ancient Cyprlote
vases. Good lriday is also celebrat
ed in i picturesque way.
At Larnaca, says an English writer.
I saw the procession moving slowly
through the Mais Latrie street. In the
evening the street was overcrowded
At the central point of the procession
walked tho bishop under a purple can
opy. richly bossed with gold, surround
ed by his clergy In all their splendor.
The priests were followed by the
"epitaphion." or the sepulcher of Je
taus Christ. Half a dozen of the prom.
inent citizens carried a bier covered
with a black pall and decorated with
myrtle, red roses, white orange blos
soms, lilies and other flowers in vi.
vacious colors and containing a life
size wooden statue of Christ painted
In colors after the traditional Hyzan
tine style. It was illuminated by the
light of many thick wax candles and
pitch torches c'arried In the procession.
With the black silhouette of a Turk.
ish mosque in the background a night
scene of fairylike appearance Is pro
duced, surpassing the etforts of any
Christmas pantomime. Indeed, the
orthodox Greeks in the near east as
well as those of Cyprus are accustomed
to celebrate Easter much more than
Christ inns, probably because Easter
Is preceded by a strict fast lasting
fifty days. On Saturday evening every
body goes to church for a four hours'
service, where the congregation kisses
the images of Christ and the Virgin.
Shortly before midnight a "diakonos"
mounts the pulpit and reads the story
of the crucifixion. At the same mo
ment the bells begin ringing joyously
to announce the opetting of Easter
Sunday, and every one rushes off home
to feast on the good things, wonderful
enkes anil an assortment of wines.
from which they lave abstained for
the previous lifty days.
W back ast si suit'ier tnatuire
proulpledI the 'nlterilar to scok
out its lac telae its tiny webI
Jillo lo sle p t ere Perinips enni
the !:ninle enterpillar hare thought
1l :1 It he wostol i le e d t iereda .n1d
Intybe rebelltd Is e tio was ftrled
to 41 ths oi t wnexIli .i tlli . a e hal
hper ery hapy i hiieo tiny way.
I.ifi ren ('rli l i o lu t ; 1 to iint out
Iterly in tIIe su hito' lnt suilitr.
:Llhin etubl not un1derstfadlle whI le
isii tI have l rtve ui alli this andI
wavee awe my i i a e Iino herner n11t
go (4) sloop.
But you whio see te o chrs ;li.s there
in the resprintg sunshin' Ik now (1haot lie
hai to do tIis in order that he mlrbt
progress to the higher, better and hap
pier life of the buttertly.
Fh' eterpilhar h:4 to die that the
bNtterfly could be hord teath had to
apparently teusnh for a little while
that the ultimate and far greater tr
uTnph of gre and evolution might be
the more comi palet f.
And here we htave In a humble but
none the loss vfctive phase the story
Of the rsuin. shnn thsengofe. f
Welomingathe Estrtmemeg h
Pusyhillos so thei terr
Yo apin alsea yte sheesr o
Joining flwhthe birds tho sing
And the church bells sweetly chime,
Welcoming the Easter time.
Tiny thotsl of wren moitearth
Ohgile gc~rn ofale bithfer
Ofteediny alftelov and aowr
And that wamser sublimgtere
TAd the church bell sweetly chime
We-cMargtha Eastema timerm
Thes willow show thIr fursi.
ou canit a-lmoEster thegm turr la
n the cuchlis It-tlla idseetly chien,
Wau.elom ein the Easter's t imei Re
Oht thea smelulsoftwarm oifsaet er.
Oh the i mgicrou of ther irtlaIt
Ofs~'~ th tie tin f rns nd lowes. tEse
Soon to glorify thc~la~e otur lyth
muAd: lthat mystirey uImeo l ms n
Thaso nbt the feellalsaso s ug- hie
-Mar to thnam oleman eloqentman
o the m-esmbrerso of the whe e rth.
dxl~ hu rchlaseor all the genes day
datnieEfromialty is thii tof win.us
He a Little Child
Ain Garter Poem.
By CORA A. MATSON DOLSON.
Copyright. 1916. by American .Press As
" fl 6 R 6 are you
going, little one?"
"Co Easter service,
eir," she said.
"Ule sing because it to the
Our Saviour rose up
from the dead."
"1 OUI do you know it.
to the morn?
Dow do you know your
She looked at him in
J N , singing, on she
took her way,
While he who question
ed gently smiled.
Chere were no doubters
in the world
If each could be a little
It Begins With Simple Faith In the
Beautiful Story of the Day.
Easter feeling begins with sotie faith
in the great story of the resurrection
or else in a beautiful, even reverential
respect for all those who have it. It
continues with gratitude for the new
life that is shown iII field and tree, in
a freshened heart for all earth, in a
love that strives to forget ,elf iII all
the littlet le liiigs at lotne ind ialbroad
The disgruntiled heart anti sour coun
tenane have no fincre with Easter joy
Inly iiore tia, hai i willful coitluet
that muocks sornflly at i neighbor's
G.rantled we are sornetimues <lentedl
fal it. common,1 sense. the miere Illr( of
spring will t'll us that we li:ve mtuch
to rejoice for. The gu-mnt ot' the
wNinter lookleil earth has been mauttle
over. ltu i i l leaf are ni'ar to tell
his, too. Io ihat oilu fears may lass.
A1nd1 lovely, musie andl resplcontient
flowe(rs of the churebes are telling us
tancre -that there inutst he something in
a story that loses tic, whit of its sub
lime b~eauty ater 2.tlH yents.
Che Gaeter Lily
O H, stainless Easter lily,
Thou wak'st and liftest up
Into the air this morn of morns
A mystic chalice cup !
"Risen with Easter," voicing
The triumph and the shame
O'ercome ; the death hour vanquished,
The King, with glad acclaim,
Proclaimed, in song and anthem,
All glorious, his fame!
Oh, sweet and stainless lily,
Exalted more than all
The Shepherd's blossoms art thou,
For unto thee the call
To be his sermon symbol
Upon the mount camne; then
To breathe forth, "He is risen,"
From age to age, to men;
"Death has been foiled; 'tis Easter,
And Christus lives again !"
FLOWERS OF THE PASSION.
Some Legends of Plant. Connected
With the Story of Easter.
Some of thei early itauliani painters
have in the foreground of their cruel
flxion SCeneCS the white wood-sorrel,
p)urple staIned, which is saild to have
grown at the foot of the cross and to
have been colored from tihe blood which
dropped upon it. The fagt, as Rtuskin
points out, that the leaf of this plant
possessed the power of quenching
thirst may have been another reason
for Its introduction into tihe pictures.
One species of the orchid, which in
England is called Gethsemane and
whose petals are marked with (dark
staIns; the passIon flower, symbolical
of the crown, the scourge, the spear
and the naIls; the arumi, tiger lily and
scarlet anemone-all, It was believed,
were mute witnesses of the crucifixlon.
And the white lily, emblem of purity,
has always heen connected with tihe
storiles of the Virgin and of Christ.
Iln Palestine there grows a creeping
plant with long, hard thorns-the Splna
chiristi- which may havye furnIshed ma
terial for the crown of thorns placed on
the Saviour's head. One of tile legends
says that the willowv was used for this
purpose andl that inl sorrow for its fate
its leaves dr'oop and it weeps.
Hot Cross Buns.
England, as Is well knoiwn, Is famous
for Its hot cross buns at Enater time.
Th'ley nrc haked early in the morning of
Good Friday and are eaten for break
fast. They are well nigh uiniversal
thlroulghlout the country, although the
cross upon thiem dIffers in various lo
calities. In somie places it seems to be
formed b~y simply (Ira wing a knffe
across the top of the hbun.
The Good Old
It is time to consider
n The glitter and gloss of
new clothes is all you can see
on the streets Easter morning.
The hat is the thing most peo
We have them, whether - '
Felt, Panama, Leghorn, Jap,
Macinaw, Bangkok or Splits.-'
Get it here---today---and be well
dressed in the Easter throng.
Clardy & Wilson
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