How did Easter get its name?

How did Easter get its name?

Why is Easter called Easter? For all Christians, the heart of the faith is the Resurrection of Christ. At first, the celebration of the Resurrection was called Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover, because the Passover feast was being celebrated when Jesus was raised...
Cheese and sausage balls

Cheese and sausage balls

Cheese is traditional in a Pascha basket. So is pork sausage. So I decided, many years ago, that cheese and sausage balls would go in my Pascha basket every year. I’d make a big batch, leave a small bowl of them at home for us to have with breakfast on Pascha...
Peeps in marshmallow nests

Peeps in marshmallow nests

Peeps in marshmallow nests are adorable. And they are so easy and fun to make, you can have your little ones help you make them. You can make these treats dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free if you’re careful about the brands of the ingredients you use. Rice...
Calculating the date of Pascha

Calculating the date of Pascha

Pascha is celebrated on a different date every year. And most years, Easter and Pascha are celebrated on different days, even though they both celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ. Often, people want to know why Pascha is when it is, and why Pascha and...
Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Orthodox Christians make beautiful deep red eggs for Pascha. It’s an ancient tradition, perhaps going back to the time of the apostles. The eggs, along with meat and cheese and wine, are brought to church in baskets. The baskets are blessed at the end of the Paschal...
Pascha for families with special needs

Pascha for families with special needs

Most children love the idea of a celebration that takes place in the middle of the night! But their parents, who are already tired by the time the Pascha service begins at midnight, may wonder how to attend with peace and joy, instead of frustration and tears....

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