Each year at the end of our worship on Transfiguration Sunday we bury our "alleluias" in preparation for the beginning of the season of Lent. Burying our "alleluias" practically means we remove the word "alleluia" from all our liturgies--in prayer and song--until we "unbury" the "word" at the celebration of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter morning. Metaphorically we are fasting from its use, creating an intentional absent space that reminds us to still our hearts and reflect on the self giving of Jesus during these forty days of Lent.