Since the Middle Ages, and possibly earlier, European churches have created a temporary garden, often on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday morning, lasting until the end of Easter Week and beyond.
The Two Saints usually displays an indoor Easter Garden. This year, both St. Peter's and St. David's are creating outdoor Easter Gardens.
Early in Holy Week this is a bare garden, just an empty tomb and a green hill, as in the hymn "There is a Green Hill Far Away".
On Good Friday three crosses are put at the top of the hill, and a stone is rolled in front of the tomb.
On Easter Day the stone is rolled away to the side of the entrance to the tomb, and inside you can see two sets of empty cloths ... which wrapped the body and the head of Jesus.
Around the garden are flowering plants to celebrate the joy that Jesus Christ is risen. Alleluiah!
If you are passing, perhaps you will have the opportunity to see our Gardens over the Easter period while still maintaining physical distancing.
St. Peter's Easter Garden is located on St. Peter's Rd, on the left of the entrance to St. Peter's parking lot, so can be seen from your vehicle.
St. David by-the-Sea's Easter Garden is to the right of the front double red doors, on Cordova Bay Rd.