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Swienconka - Blessing of the Easter Foods
On Holy Saturday, April 20, 11:30am 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