Swieconka - Blessing of Easter Foods

Holy Saturday Blessing of Easter Foods
11:30am Holy Saturday, April 16 in church
We invite you to join in Swieconka, the Slavic Easter celebration. 
In this service, foods traditionally eaten for breakfast on Easter Sunday are blessed. 

Choose your favorite basket to fill with:
Eggs - a symbol of new life and the resurrected Christ
Ham - an acknowledgement of the New Law, putting aside the Old Law which forbade the eating of pork
Lamb - made of butter or cake dough, symbolizing Christ as the Sacrificial Lamb
Horseradish - a reminder of Christ’s suffering and the bitter herbs offered Him on the cross
Salt - symbolizing wisdom needed in our daily lives
Bread - the essence of nourishment for our bodies and the appearance under which Christ is present

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originlly scheduled to be a Drive-In event on the porch of the Parish Center. Thankfully, with the easing of COVID restrictions, we can once again celebrate Swieconka in our beautiful church.