Can anyone here ever get any sleep between the Holy Saturday Liturgy and the midnight Pascha services? I'm either too amped up in anticipation of the grand event or I'm already caught up on my sleep and can only sneak in a short nap.
I'm always at the proper level of exhaustion to get at least 90 minutes of sleep (about what I got this year), but never more than 2 1/2 hours or so.
Two hours is what I figured I'd get on Saturday afternoon, and that's what I got. Sure helped me stay up through the morning services. Nothing, though, could have helped me keep my voice through three hours of Paschal services with the shouting and the singing of most everything loudly. I always try to pace myself through these Paschal services, but I think I've finally had to resign myself to the fact that this is just not feasible unless I just don't sing at all, which runs totally counter to my vocation as a choir singer and cantor.