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Priest finds out how important the Eucharist is in Sudan
By Fr. Dave Bohnsack
|CELEBRATING THE SEASON: Women in bright colored clothes dance as part of traditional Christmas celebrations in Sudan. (Fr. Dave Bohnsack photo)
I returned from the bush Jan. 5 and left the following day for the capital for beginning of the year meetings, then went back to Nyala.
I am still unwinding from the holiday celebrations. I was in a different village every day for 17 days. Once again I found the true spirit of Christmas among the villages I visited and it was very memorable.
Word spread of my whereabouts and I was able to let people know when I would arrive in their village. Often I would be met by a large group some distance from the church waiting to make a huge procession. They are part of the tradition from Christmas to the New Year.
The processions circle the huts and go through the village and at least once to a Christian community in a nearby village.
All seems a bit chaotic when I arrive with the drums, jumping and running in circles, with yelps and shrieks, playacting with make believe shields and sticks for spears. But then a song begins and they start to march falling into single file lines. Full story ...
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