Apr. 4th, 2010

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Tonight was the Easter Vigil, and the now traditional Fellows dinner beforehand in the Buttrick Room. Anna, James and I prepared dinner -- an enormous pot of vegan chili, vegan cornbread, and fresh guacamole. The cornbread, from this recipe, was surprisingly good and had I not known I would not have guessed it was vegan. This may have been one of the first explicitly vegan meals I've prepared, at least for a crowd.

The service was unforgettable, but not in a good way. MemChurch's Easter Vigil starts with a fire lit in a barbecue grill; this year, winds blew smoke from the fire, reeking of lighter fluid fumes, right into the church. And then -- the fire alarm went off. The decision was made to proceed with the service nonetheless. The feeling of processing slowly down the center aisle of the church with Ed chanting the Exsultet, while the strobe lights of the alarm flashed and firefighters in full turnout gear trooped across the front of the sanctuary with their portable radios chattering, was indescribably bizarre.

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