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At the midnight Paschal Liturgy, the Pascha baskets are blessed. These baskets have been carefully prepared with many of the foods from which we've been fasting during Great Lent.

Orthodox Christian Education: Lent Crafts: Pascha Candles

In our parish, we try to offer a small craft related to Great Lent and Pascha each year. This year we have chosen to invite parents to de.

Baking prosphora -- small loaves of leavened bread offered at the Divine Liturgy (Eucharist).  Visit http://myocn.net/ for more Orthodox Christian news!

Today, I made prosphora and decided to post how we do it here at the monastery. I will preface this post by saying this: I know this post may look intimidating because of it’s detail and le…

"The baskets are full of good things which we didn't eat during the Great Fast, like cheese, butter, bread made with almost a dozen eggs and lots of butter, hard boiled eggs, wine, and sausage or ham. There are also pysanky in the basket, salt, and a candle which is lit while the basket is blessed by the priest on Holy Saturday." Made with A DOZEN EGGS!!!

Here is this year's Pascha basket. The baskets are full of good things which we didn't eat during the Great Fast, like cheese, butter, br.

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses Easter cakes and colored eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony

A Russian Orthodox priest blesses Easter cakes and colored eggs during an Orthodox Easter ceremony at a church in Moscow on April

One of our Pascha Baskets--filled with Trinity Bread, Kulich, Paska Cheese, a candle, butter, salt, red eggs, and some champagne!

One of our Pascha Baskets--filled with Trinity Bread, Kulich, Paska Cheese, a candle, butter, salt, red eggs, and some champagne!

Russian Orthodox Easter.  Check out myOCN.net, the largest Orthodox Christian website in the world, for more Orthodox Christian news!

Russian Orthodox Easter. Check out myOCN.net, the largest Orthodox Christian website in the world, for more Orthodox Christian news!

Food (pascha baskets waiting for the blessing) [photo credit to a Semenov]

pascha baskets waiting for the blessing [photo credit to a Semenov]

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