In my mind I had this awesome vision for what I could do for Eastertide. A white linen cloth would cover the top of the prayer desk, a matching pair of white or gold candles would adorn the desk… but I have no white cloths and I didn’t go buy a pair of candlesticks, nor do I have two candle holders; I’ve only got one. So it’s pretty makeshift and homespun, but it’s got a certain charm to it:
From left to right, I’ve got a Bible, my new Catholic Psalter to try out, and a breviary I compiled. A breviary is just the offices of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer together in one book. I assembled my own because I wanted to use stuff from two different BCP’s, and I don’t like shuffling books around during the Office. Having a separate psalter is enough already!
I also put my vial of anointing oil back on the desk. During Lent I kept it aside, but the resurrection theme of Easter seemed to be a good reason to bring back the oil used in healing prayers.
On an unrelated personal note, that kneeler has been changing my morning tea-drinking habits. Typically I drink tea from a fairly large mug, but the ones I usually use don’t fit on the kneeler’s shelf, so if I want to sip tea while saying the prayers I have to use a smaller (normal-sized) mug.