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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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Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!


by Lillian Csernica on April 12, 2015

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To all of my brothers and sisters in the Orthodox Faith, I greet you on this most glorious Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  God’s blessings on you and your families and all your loved ones.

These are the words being sung in so many languages around the world.  The Festal Troparion:

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And upon those in the tombs
Bestowing life!

Pascha is the traditional dessert made at this time of year.  A really well-made pascha makes cheesecake look like a Twinkie!

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Kulich is the egg bread made as the perfect compliment to pascha.

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These are the traditional Paschal baskets, brought by the faithful to the church for the priest’s blessing once the services have concluded.  The baskets contain all the foods that could not be eaten during Great Lent: meat, fish, dairy, wine, and oil. Our basket usually includes kielbasa, hunter’s sausage, some serious cheese such as Gruyere, a nice Merlot, Cadbury or Dove chocolate, and some dishes my husband learned from his Carpathian grandmother.  These include boiled bacon and a particular kind of egg bread that is just marvelous.

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The Paschal eggs created by Orthodox Christians are by tradition red.  The folk art styles that have risen up around the creation of Pysanky eggs and even the elaborate Faberge jeweled eggs made for the royal house of Russia now provide us with many designs and color combinations to choose from.

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Glory to Jesus Christ!  Glory forever!

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