Did you know that some believe our prayers are carried to heaven on butterflies’ wings?
They are called ‘Resurrection Butterflies’ and they are a symbol of Easter in Christian tradition. The story goes that the idea for butterflies being associated with Christ’s resurrection came from ancient Egypt. Mummies prepared for the afterlife were compared to the butterflies’ chrysalis. The Egyptians believed that just as the butterfly would break the limits of the Earth as a caterpillar by flying away as a butterfly, so too would a person break free of Earth and fly to the next life and be with God. It was a logical thought to associate this same idea with Christ shedding his bandages and becoming one with God.
Although the resurrection butterflies are a symbol of Easter, it is comforting to think that our prayers could be carried up to heaven on their wings. It is an image of hope that we carry with symbols and stories like this. They remind us that there is beauty after pain.
The Vestry extends a happy Easter to each and every one of you. You all make us the strong, active, and vibrant community that we are! Please join us for one of our Easter services and remember there is a brunch in between all of our services and an Easter Egg Hunt for the Children at 9:30 am. All of these activities help us to connect and share with one another during this sacred time in our Church Calendar. We look forward to seeing you!
Yours In Christ,
George James (Rectors Warden)
Chris Kydd (Finance Warden)
Kevin McLean (Peoples Warden)
Chris Pepe (Development Warden)
If you wish to contact the Vestry for any reason, please use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 610 444 4624. Thank you!