Easter is Sunday 04/19/2020 Orthodox (Issues?)

Those that have an issue with trying to follow the traditions for Easter due to the Coronavirus may follow the following…

On the Great Saturday before Easter, Orthodox Christians traditionally go to the temple and consecrate (bless) Easter cakes, Easter and eggs. But this year, due to the coronavirus epidemic, many will not have such an opportunity. Therefore, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill blessed to allow home consecrate of the Easter meal for those who so desire.

Here’s how to do it: sing the troparion of Easter “Christ is risen from the dead, / amends death by death / to those who give life to the grave in tombs” three times, then sprinkle it with consecrated water (if any) with the words: “In the name of the Father and the Son and Of the Holy Spirit. Amen”.


2020 is a strange year, is it not?


A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.