Catherine's Pascha Cover Image

A celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church

FINALIST IN THE 2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS
Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she’s not a bit sleepy.

RECENT POSTS

Good Night, Baddies: A Review

Good Night, Baddies is as delightful and charming as a bedtime book can possibly be. The story starts with the illustration on the title page. The big, bad wolf, outside the home of the three little pigs, isn’t huffing and puffing. Instead, he’s attempting to stifle a...

read more

Ginger Plum Chicken Recipe

I could never have come up with the recipe for ginger plum chicken casserole on my own. It’s not a combination of flavors I ever would have thought of. Cranford Coulter of the King’s Jubilee created the original recipe for his street feeding ministry in Philadelphia...

read more

The White Cat and the Monk: A Review

Over a thousand years ago, an Irish monk was traveling in the area we now call Germany. It seems he must have been missing his white cat, who was back home in Ireland. So he wrote a brief poem about himself and his cat, Pangur Bán. Jo Ellen Bogart has recreated Pangur...

read more

Through an inspired interplay of text and image, author Charlotte Riggle and illustrator R.J. Hughes have created something truly wonderful: a story about a particular Paschal celebration that transcends its specificity and embraces the world.

— His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh

Catherine's Pascha Books

Importance of Picture Books

Picture books aren’t just for pre-readers. There should be a place for picture books on the bookshelves of older children, and even adults. Here’s why.
Parenting illustration in Catherine's Pascha

Parenting Tips

Pascha! A night of light, a night of joy and, sometimes, a night of hungry, sleepy, grouchy children. Check out these tips for making Pascha night easier for your children, and for you.
Pascha Baskets

Pascha Baskets

What do Easter baskets full of candy have to do with Pascha baskets full of food? Where did the basket tradition come from anyway? And, if you’re packing a Pascha basket to take to church, what do you put in it?
Pascha Activities for Kids

Activities

Fun and educational activities and crafts for kids of all ages. Counting, matching, looking for words, looking for pictures. Making a Pascha basket cover. Learning geography. Learning about pysanky eggs. Practicing literary analysis. They’re all free, so enjoy!
Pascha Service at Night

Why Pascha Is at Night

Most churches have their Easter services early in the morning. Sunrise services are common. In the Orthodox Church, we celebrate Pascha in the middle of the night. Here’s why.
Peeps in Marshmallow Nests

Peeps in Marshmallow Nests

We have recipes! We have recipes for traditional Pascha foods like Easter lamb soup and paska bread. We have recipes for less traditional Pascha foods like honey bunnies and cheese and sausage balls. And we have a recipe for the decidedly non-traditional, absolutely delightful Pascha treat called Peeps in marshmallow nests.

Pin It on Pinterest