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Orthodox Easter


by Lillian Csernica on May 1, 2016

Christ is Risen!  Indeed He is Risen!

Khristos voskres! Voistinnu voskres!

Christos Anesti! Alethos Anesti!

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The Icon of the Resurrection

 

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The white pyramid is pascha, a traditional dessert that makes cheesecake look like nothing!

 

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Kulich, an egg bread, baked in coffee cans to get that cylindrical shape.

 

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Pysanky eggs, mainly for Easter but also given at Christmastime.

Glory to God!

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B is for Brick


by Lillian Csernica on April 2, 2016

I spent a day in Hamburg, Germany.  By a random twist of Fate, I turned left out of the train station.

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Had I turned right, I would have been caught up in all the glitz and prepackaged “German experience” for tourists.  Going left took me into the areas populated by the local folks.  This included a corner market, a delightful bakery, and a beautiful little church built from brick.

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There are two large churches in Hamburg also built from brick.

 This is the church of St. Peter, which dates all the way back to the 11th Century.

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This is the church of St. Catherine, dating from the 13th Century.

Amazing, isn’t it, that brick could last a thousand years?

 If you ever get the chance to go to Germany, do it.  I took the train there (this was the same summer I spent in the Netherlands), so I watched the landscape rolling by.  Fairy tale beautiful, I swear.  B also stands for the Black Forest, home of so much legend and folklore!

 

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