Yes Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Well, I should
say type that I strive to make Sunday the day I look forward to most every week. Even when I have a long put-it-off-until-Sunday-because-Saturday-was-too-busy to do list, I still love Sundays.
We attend services (called Divine Liturgy in the Orthodox Christian Church), every Sunday (except not today. We’re home sick today but that’s a different post topic!). I feel a little lost and empty when I miss a Sunday.
Sunday mornings can seem rushed and stressful as we’re racing around getting ready to go and double checking the ministry schedule to see if any family members are on the list but there is something “other worldly” about entering the chapel. You do leave the cares of this world behind and the Kingdom of God beckons you to enter into worship. The beauty of the icons and candles combine with the scent of the incense and the sounds of the choir bringing Heaven and earth together transcending time. It’s beautiful. It’s lovely. Participating in Divine Liturgy feeds my whole being and sustains me throughout the week.
I also look forward to coffee hour so that I can chat with friends. And have coffee. I only drink regular coffee on Sundays. Most of our coffee hours are just coffee and bagels but I am sure that is the best cup of coffee I have all week. (I said I only drink regular coffee, not that I didn’t drink it the rest of the week.)
But Church isn’t the only reason I look forward to Sundays every week. It’s much more of a theory than a practice but I am striving for making Sunday afternoons relaxing. This is my downtime. My time to write blog posts or read a book. Or take a nap. I love me a post-liturgical nap!
In theory, we get all our chores done on Saturday so that on Sunday we only have to do what we need to do: basic daily stuff like feed the cats and ourselves and load the dishwasher. Then when we come home from church we can play. Sometimes we play Wii. Yes even me. It just feels more relaxed on Sunday afternoons. That feeling more relaxed bit is what I look forward to every week and it’s why Sundays are my favorite day of the week.
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