Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Blessing of the Baskets

In Ukraine, people take a basket of food to be blessed by the priest on the day before Easter. David and I were invited by one of our students, so we tried our best to pack a basket.


In this photo, Erika and her mother are repacking our basket the correct way. They enjoyed a good laugh at our attempt.


Everyone stands in a big circle and places their baskets on the ground. The priest comes around and blesses the baskets and sprinkles them with water.


It's exciting to see whole families participating in Christian traditions.


The cloth that is placed over the basket reads, "Christ is Risen."
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