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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November ~ Merry Cemetery

Merry Cemetery ~ Romania

Someone sent some pictures taken around the world of amazingly beautiful places, and this Romanian cemetery was among them. The photo caption called it the Merry Cemetery. I don't know if that's its name in Romania or if someone just attached that title somewhere along the cyber-space-way. It doesn't matter ~ the cemetery is indeed merry. Happy. Gladsome. Joyful. But why?

Christ is Risen from the dead,
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tomb,
bestowing life.

Trampling down death by death. Isn't that a wonderful line? November is the Month of the Holy Souls. We might rehearse the little Easter verse again and again until we have memorized it. We can then bring it to mind often but especially when we remember loved ones departed or are confronted with news reports of television, radio, Internet death.


  1. What a joyous view of death. Life in the Risen Christ.

  2. When you click on the picture, you can really see the vibrant colors and how every grave marker is individual. A see of beautiful cheerful color on a bed of green. Thank you for sharing the picture with us and your words of wisdom.

  3. Yes, some of the grave markers even have a painted picture of the deceased. It is a corporal work of mercy to bury the dead. And in Judaism, taking care of the dead is a highly regarded work as the dead can do nothing in return to advance our goals. It is a pure gift with no strings attached.

  4. I have seen colorful cemeteries like this in Mexico also. Looking at death as a celebration on everlasting life beyond our imagination.

  5. "Beyond our imagination." Yes ~ and Mexico - full of great spiritual energy and fervor!

  6. "Beyond our imagination." Yes ~ and Mexico - full of great spiritual energy and fervor!