AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Dear friends of Saint Laika, I need your help.
Once upon a time, when Anglican priests were even more poorly paid than they are nowadays, it was customary for the monies put into the Easter collection plate to be given to the vicar of the parish. This was a much needed bonus on top of their regular stipend. I do not have a regular stipend. The donations I receive from the supporters of my online ministry are my only source of income and, at present, this is barely enough for me to live on. Therefore, I am asking all of you who do not contribute towards my ministry already, and who can afford it, to consider making a donation to this year's Saint Laika Easter Collection. Please do so by clicking on the PayPal button. You do not need a PayPal account to send money. I am really very grateful to everybody who does support my work on the internet. Those of you who do are a Godsend.
Tenebrae (Latin for 'shadows' or 'darkness') is a Christian religious service celebrated within Western Christianity on the evening before or early morning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, which are the last three days of Holy Week. The distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae is the gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms is chanted or recited.