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Опубликовано 12.4.2015 00:15:37
Author | Posted 12/04/2015 00:15:37
Re: Christ is Risen! With bright holiday Orthodox Paz
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Consecration of Easter cakes at Easter. Orthodox church. lions
Faberge egg. Moscow Kremlin
During Holy Saturday after the Easter service in the temples consecrated cakes, cottage cheese Easter eggs and all that is prepared for the festive table for the breaking of Lent.
Christians give each other Easter eggs as a symbol of that in the western tradition, represents Christ's tomb: the egg outside looks dead, but inside there is a new life, which will come out of it  - in the Orthodox same tradition there is a tradition according to which Mary Magdalene brought the egg as a gift to the Emperor Tiberius, and told of the resurrection of Christ, but the emperor, doubting, he said that the egg can not become red from white, and the dead are not raised. The egg turned red in an instant. Although eggs painted in different colors, red is the traditional, like the color of life and victory. (In general, red is typical for Easter - such is the color of the liturgical vestments of the holiday.)
In the Orthodox tradition, Easter is associated artos - leavened bread special consecration, which throughout the Easter Week is in the temple, and is distributed to believers after Saturday liturgy.
Now artos distribute believers to keep the house for a year, in extreme cases, it is used as antidoron (literally. (Greek). "Vmestoprichastie"), it decided to eat on an empty stomach in diseases. Symbol of unity passed to cakes and Easter (not to be confused with the name "Easter" Holiday). On Easter curd usually give print with the letters "XB". In the southern countries - Bulgaria, Italy, the Balkans Easter certainly stabs lamb, or at least fry "cheverme" ((Bulgarian) "hip.") Or the "shish" ((Bulgarian) "barbecue" of the lamb.) [. a source?]
Cooking Easter table trying to finish on Holy Thursday that nothing distracts from the service of Good Friday, the day the removal of the Holy Shroud and prayers (in practice, of course, this is rarely enforced).