Hip HIPPO-RAY, it's time for the Easter Vigil! Last year, this service totally threw me for a loop, so I vowed to be ready for it this year.
Just to recap, here are some amusing links from last year:
- The Hippo Song (when I first reacted to the non-vigil like service)
- Musicians Guide to Hippos (when I figured out I was totally wrong about what this service was going to be like)
SO, this year, I'm ready to go. I understand the WHY behind what we're going to do. The liturgy, the songs, the point! However, if we sing the Hippo Song again, well, I'll try my best to behave! Try, I said...
I'm reading one of the four traditional texts at the Vigil, the Daniel text about the three men being saved from the fiery furnace. Love it! I did learn, however, that for the past 31 years, I've been pronouncing the third guy's name incorrectly: A-B-E-D-N-E-G-O. Not, Abendego, like a-bending-I-will-go. The D comes first. Yeah...so now I just sound like I'm stuttering everytime I try to say the name. Amusing.
AND, I learned that a trigon was an instrument during Biblical times. Note to self: trigon, not sackbut. Got it. Here's the information I gathered from this website:
The Book of Daniel frequently refers to the trigon (Daniel 3:5, 7, 10, 15). The KJV incorrectly calls it the sackbut; the sackbut was not devised until several centuries after biblical times. We do not know the exact shape and size of the trigon. The instrument appears to have been borrowed from the Babylonians and thus was not common among the instruments of Israel.
Tomorrow promises to be a day filled
with wonder and grace and hope! It's Easter!