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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. Resurrection 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 ter.WhtCrsmsgfsaetAm He a Little Child Ain Garter Poem. By CORA A. MATSON DOLSON. Copyright. 1916. by American .Press As soclatlon. " fl 6 R 6 are you going, little one?" "Co Easter service, eir," she said. "Ule sing because it to the morn Our Saviour rose up from the dead." "1 OUI do you know it. to the morn? Dow do you know your Saviour rose?" She looked at him in otrange surprise. "Because--why, every body knows." 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 child. EASTER FEELING. 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 iety. 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 Easter Custom It is time to consider "Easter Bonnets" 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 ple notice. 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