A celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church
Thanks for popping by my blog! I'm glad you’re here. I hope you'll look around, read a bit, and find something you enjoy. As you look around, you might notice that I've been posting at least once or twice a week for a good long while. This month, though, I won't be...read more
Guest post by Bev. Cooke St. Macrina the Elder: Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She helped raise two of the three Cappadocian fathers. Her namesake granddaughter was one of the pioneers of monasticism in Asia...read more
In the Candle's Glow, the new book by Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, is a delight from beginning to end. Just look at the end papers! So many picture books (even my own) have either blank end papers, or end papers in a neutral, could-be-any-book pattern. But the end...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.