I got really freaked out when on Maundy Thursday I heard this quoted from Psalm 22:
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
Unicorns in the Bible? I read up on it, and found out that it likely is referring to wild oxen, and that is shown in other translations. I thought I was losing my mind because for the last 5 or 6 Maundy Thursdays, I had chanted this entire Psalm with another woman from our church in Pittsburgh, and I never remembered anything about unicorns. I missed chanting that with Mary Ellen, by the way. It was one of our traditions.
That is not to say that the Holy Week traditions at Redeemer were anything but wonderful. Because they are wonderful.
But I miss the daffodil cross, the overwhelming scent of Easter lillies at Concordia and I missed the tenebrae, the Easter breakfast cooked by the Flores family, putting out the Easter baskets made by Virginia. Much love to you all at Concordia! I miss you!