Siberian Easter

Siberian Easter

Easter, or Pascha, as it’s called in Russian, came early this year. Yet the Siberian winter weather in no way quelled the joyous note. The long-awaited exchange “Christos voskres! Voistinu voskres!” (“Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed!”) sounded with as much vigor...
A Paschal Feast for the Eyes

A Paschal Feast for the Eyes

Easter isn’t just a Sunday: it’s a whole season of the church year. The Feast of the Resurrection continues for 50 days. In Russia, an important feast-food is eggs. I’m a sucker for eggs. No, that doesn’t sound right. Let me rephrase: I really have a weakness for...