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.



Lent when you have disabilities in the family

Lent when you have disabilities in the family

I can tell Lent is coming. I’ve heard the stories of Zacchaeus, and the Publican and the Pharisee, and the Prodigal Son. I’ve been warned about the sheep and the goats. I’ve done some serious menu planning, to make sure we use up the foods that we aren’t going to eat...
Easter picture books for a child’s Lenten journey

Easter picture books for a child’s Lenten journey

Pascha is coming! And before Pascha, there will be Lent. So you’re planning meals to use up the meat and cheese in your refrigerator. You’re stocking up on tofu and beans. You’re looking forward to the longer services and Lenten melodies. All of...
Honey bunnies

Honey bunnies

Honey bunnies are the sweet, sticky, bunny-shaped rolls that Catherine’s mom makes every year at Pascha. As Catherine says, “They are the best!” Honey bunnies You can use this recipe to make between 8 and 32 bunny-shaped rolls, depending on how you shape them....
Anastasis icon of the Resurrection

Anastasis icon of the Resurrection

Explanation and icon by iconographer Randi Maria Sider-Rose The icon called Anastasis (ah-NAH-sta-sis), or The Resurrection, is a symbolic depiction of Christ’s descent into Hades in order to redeem humanity. He is grasping the hands of Adam and (usually) Eve, who...
Paska and kulich

Paska and kulich

Paska, or pascha, is a sweet spread made with cheese and eggs. You eat it with kulich, which is a sweet, rich Easter bread. Depending on where you’re from, kulich might also be called paska, and paska (the cheese kind) might go by other names as well. Whatever...
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...

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