Orthodox Easter

One weekend ago it was easter orthodox. V and I went to the Romanian orthodox service at around midnight on saturday and it lasted several hours. It was a lovely service even though I barely understood the liturgy since it was in Romanian. I definitely napped for the last half of the service, but I’m proud of us for sticking it through!

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Lining up to kiss the cross

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In front of the church

We lit the candles at the beginning of the service and kept it lit all the way until we got home, as tradition requests.

I also half haphazardly tried to make cozonac, the Romanian easter bread that is traditionally made. But then it started to look funny and I think it’s a far cry from what V ibs used to eating, but here it is!

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Happy Easter Orthodox!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Inock Kim says:

    What a special experience! The bread looks delicious.

  2. jsk says:

    wow! /i’m/proud of you guys that you stuck it out, that’s a long service!
    there really is something very lovely about being part of an experience, a ritual part of a long heritage and tradition though.

    meanwhile, whatever it is,
    the bread looks like some nice fat french toast

  3. That looks like “pască”. And it looks delicious btw :).

    1. aventuramare says:

      Thanks! It was a little too big but yummy. 🙂

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