A celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church
If you’ve had a child in elementary school in the past ten years, you’ve probably seen Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. My kids are all older than that, so I hadn’t seen it. But it won Caldecott honors for its magnificent illustrations, and it was the winner of the Coretta...read more
St. Gorgonia isn't officially called "the Audacious." But she was audacious. The Family of St. Gorgonia Gorgonia’s parents, Gregory and Nonna, were both saints. So was her brother. We know him as St. Gregory the Theologian. She probably thought of him as her whiny...read more
Baseball Saved Us. It’s an intriguing title. Your immediately find yourself asking, saved who? From what? And why are the little boys on the cover of the book inside a barbed wire fence? Baseball at Camp The boys are Japanese. The world is at war. The boys and 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.