Christ is Risen!

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Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! Al-Mesih Qam! Haqqan Qam!

Here are just a few highlights from Holy Week. I wish I could’ve gotten pictures of all my favorite things, but I mostly made videos. I’ll probably post a couple here later.

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Presanctified Liturgy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Some of my favorite music.

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Making Artoklasia bread with Fr. R for Holy Saturday’s Liturgy of St. Basil (and yes, it is vegan…and delicious!). I like this service because you’re already beginning to celebrate the Resurrection.

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Spending Pascha with my favorite little guy! Seen here prostrating before the epitaphios.

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And spending time with friends at the chanters stand….

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My favorite Old Testament reading, “the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music. . .” Love it.

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Baking my favorite cake with which to break the fast – a Chocolate SoCo cake with beer and olive oil in it. Recipe coming soon.

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Finally putting my 100+ year old laban pot to use. I hope my great-grandmother would approve of me using it for a vegan cashew spread : )

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Filling my Pascha basket with every good thing – mostly for me, with some candy for the kids.

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I mean EVERY good thing – I even stopped at Little Africa so I could put a takeout box in there!

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Celebrating a super-late night Liturgy after singing Christ is Risen.

Other favorites that I don’t have pictures of…taking multiple little taper candles for myself and my family so we could keep our flame for the entire Liturgy. A bunch of friends shouting “Embittered!” during the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom. Having such a lovely time at the Pascha celebration that I forgot to take pictures. Getting home at 4:30am, wide awake, and looking at pictures and watching videos of the past week until 6:00am!

Wishing a Blessed Pascha to all of you who are celebrating today!

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  1. Truly He is risen! Thanks for sharing. I have a list too. Great Lent and Holy Week are such hauntingly beautiful things. I absolutely love the way the church moves us through this season and into the life of Christ’s resurrection.

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