Happy Easter Everyone

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Happy Easter Everyone! I went for a walk the previous day and took the Nikon D3300 out with me. I found all of these daffodils popping up along the way, and had to take these photos as proof that spring is on the way. Some of you might be celebrating Easter today,and I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!! I celebrate two Easters. I’m catholic, while my boyfriend is Russian orthodox- and as his dad would put it “If you miss one holiday, you still have Orthodox Christmas, New Years, Easter and so forth” Funny and true words.

I anticipate attending Russian Orthodox church, because it’s new to me. There’s only one part that I enjoy and that is to see everyone lining the street outside of the church, with baskets full of Pashalniy Kulich, breads, wines – and candles to illuminate the area, waiting for the priest to bless their baskets. I find it to be one of those sights that is beautiful, candles, people and traditions from Russia. I don’t get to participate in easter egg hunts anymore, so this is what I look forward too now. Who else misses Easter from their childhood?

 

Celebrating Russian Orthodox Easter

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Privet! Russian Easter is coming up this weekend on Sunday, April 12th, and I’m wishing all of you a belated and early Happy Easter! As you know this is the time of year when the famous Russian/ Ukrainian eggs are decorated to then be distributed amongst family, friends and even strangers. I will admit that I am not the type who attends church often, but this weekend I will be at one of the Russian Orthodox churches to celebrate, and hopefully have something blessed whether it is eggs, wine or a traditional Kulich (it’s like an easter cake, which my mom called a panetone the first time I brought one home when it was given to me by my boyfriends mother after attending his church- he’s orthodox, and I’m catholic). Celebrating easter in an orthodox church is an interesting experience. There are a few things that I’ve learned from my own experience that I’ll be sharing that could be helpful to you that is if you ever decide to visit an Orthodox church (like the famous Russian St Basil!!), or are invited by a friend.