Wake up early to watch the sunrise on Easter morning and have breakfast together on the front porch.
It’s a great reminder that even though the sun sets at night, it rises in the morning- just like Christ rose again from the tomb.
Every year, Denise Lauer, 62, who manages the shop, tells Gus, who took over from his grandparents, it’s finally time.
Every Christmas, amid the holiday cheer, Gus will promise this is the year – the year he’ll replace Crucificia’s table. “I would have to get rid of what I hold dear,” Gus says. No one can say where Mario and Crucificia got the table.
Among the Eastern Orthodox churches, it is a full eight weeks. Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday): This is held on Tuesday, the day before the first day of Lent.
The reference to "fat" refers to the custom of eating righ fatty foods on the evening before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.
Gus Isgro stands with a fresh batch of raspberry-filled butter cookies near his grandmother's table.
Some believe that this triggered his arrest and crucifixion.
Lent (in Latin: Quadragesima): This was a period of spiritual preparation for Easter which typically involves fasting, penance and prayer.
It was originally established by various Christian groups as an interval ranging from a few days to several weeks.
And 113 years later, Gus Isgro cannot bear to part with it. Everything at Isgro’s passes over Crucificia’s table.
No matter how much his employees yell at him about it this time of year, amid the Easter rush. It’s where the butter cookies are chocolate-dipped. The marzipan Easter lambs set in their baskets, each affixed with a candy crucifix, a long-ago touch by, who else, Crucificia.