Pascha

Whether you’re looking for practical help with your Pascha basket or interesting tidbits about history and linguistics, you’ll find everything about Pascha {and a little bit about Lent). To find something specific quickly, check the index.



Celebrate Pascha with your godchild

Celebrate Pascha with your godchild

When you became a godparent, you assumed responsibility before God to bring the child up in the Orthodox faith. You pray for your godchildren, of course. You light candles for them every time you enter a church. But if you mean to ensure that your godchild loves the...
A History of Words: Pascha and Easter

A History of Words: Pascha and Easter

Why do Orthodox Christians call Easter Pascha? For all Christians, Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant, the heart of our faith is the Resurrection of Christ. At first, the celebration of the Resurrection was called Pesach, the Hebrew word for Passover, because the...
Rhubarb cookies for Pascha (or any time)

Rhubarb cookies for Pascha (or any time)

Before Holy Week, I had planned to make a half batch of honey bunnies for a Pascha treat. A whole batch would be too many for our family, and I wouldn’t be taking them to church to share. So a half batch would do it. But when I went to the grocery on Holy...
The complete list of multicultural Easter picture books

The complete list of multicultural Easter picture books

For over two thousand years now, people have celebrated Easter with great joy and a dazzling variety of traditions. And it seems natural that the joy and the traditions would find their way into picture books. It would be natural, but it’s not common. When I created...
Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha at home

Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha at home

Updated April 2022 Some of us will once again be celebrating Holy Week and Pascha at home instead of at church this year. And if we focus on what we usually do, what we want to do, what we can’t do, it may once again feel like we’re not having Holy Week and...
Pascha gifts during a pandemic

Pascha gifts during a pandemic

Updated for Pascha 2022 Pascha is less than three weeks away! Maybe you haven’t had time to go shopping yet, or maybe you don’t like to go out to the stores during Lent. Or maybe the pandemic means it’s still not safe for you to go shopping in...

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