A celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church
When my kids were small, I wasn’t a big fan Easter baskets full of candy. It’s not that I didn’t allow my kids to have candy. I did. But they’d had candy, lots of candy, at Halloween and Christmas and Valentine’s Day. For them, candy was the ordinary way to celebrate...read more
It’s the Annunciation! Today, we celebrate the moment that time, space, all that is and was and will be, turned inside out, and the uncontainable God was contained in a virgin’s womb. It was His choice, of course, to enter into space and time, to take on flesh, to...read more
Janet Balleta’s charming story, The Legend of the Colombian Mermaid, is based on a Colombian folk tale that Balleta learned from her mother when she was a young child. In the story, Judith and her little brother, Tomas, spend all day on Maundy Thursday with their...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
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.
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?
Fun and educational activities and crafts. Make a traditional glass icon. Decorate Pascha eggs to hang on your Christmas tree. Make a Pascha basket cover. Learn about pysanky eggs. Practice literary analysis. The projects are all free, so enjoy!
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.