The Queen and Lady of Days
But who needs sleep when it’s Pascha?
In the Orthodox Church, we have twelve Great Feasts – Christmas, Theophany, Transfiguration, and so on. And then there’s Pascha. It isn’t one of the Great Feasts. It stands alone, outside any list, and outside of time.
In the Paschal canon, we sing, “It is the Day of Resurrection! Let us be radiant, O people! Pascha! The Pascha of the Lord!” We call Pascha, “the chosen and Holy Day, the first of Sabbaths, the Queen and Lady of Days, the Feast of Feasts, and Holy Day of Holy Days.”
Yeah, we can get a little over-the-top in our poetry. But we love Pascha so much!
- Posts about Pascha on Charlotte’s blog
- Pascha for families with special needs
- Children’s basket cover project
- Simple basket cover blackwork embroidery pattern
- Pascha ornaments you can make
- Glass icon project
- Paschal Canon with notes
- Liturgical texts for the Paschal services
- Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom
- Paschal Polyglotta: The Paschal greeting in 250 languages
Buy the Book: Catherine’s Pascha
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Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she’s not a bit sleepy.
Celebrate the joy of Pascha through the magic of a book: Catherine’s Pascha.