Orthodox Easter Brunch

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Russian House is inviting you to celebrate Orthodox Easter with a traditional Russian buffet style meal that includes Pasxa, Kulich and much more.
Sunday May 1, 2016
11AM-4PM
$25 per person/ $33 per person (with Mimosa/Medovukha)
Kids discount available
BLESSING ON THE FOOD BY FATHER AIDAMON FROM HOLY PROTECTION ORTHODOX CHURCH


Bright feast of the Resurrection of Christ - Easter - came from Byzantium together with the baptism of Rus in the late 9th century. Since then widely and solemnly celebrate this Christian holiday throughout Russia. In general, in the Christian tradition, Easter has a special place - a place of holiday celebrations. Preparation for this bright event requires consistent adherence to a number of religious orders. By arranging the social reality, religious rites govern the life of a believer. In addition, through the performance of certain rituals, a person identifies himself with a particular religious tradition and thus carries out the process of identification with a particular religion. But there is another, "people", a tradition related to Easter, in which a lot of signs, superstitions and customs co-exist, and sometimes intertwined with elements of church tradition, and at the same time create a value network. First of all, it should be noted, that Easter is for the Russians one of the most popular holidays. According to the number of its marking this celebration always takes the third place - above only a fraction of celebrating the New Year and his own birthday. On the eve of Easter in all the churches held vigils and procession around the church. Also on the eve of the traditional women bake festive cakes - cakes, which symbolize the body of Christ. And more to Easter Sunday are ready painted eggs, which the faithful "Christ" - give them to one another, saying thus: "Christ is risen!» - «Truly He is risen!", Embracing and kissing.
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