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    Main » 2014 » April » 20 » Easter Story Time
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    Easter Story Time

                       

    The Gymnasium has broken up for Easter Feast.

    What a joy it has been to have been waiting for it, watching the rebirth of nature, cleaning indoors and outdoors, feeling light delight.                                                      

    There are many Ukrainian traditional customs, beliefs, legends and stories connected with Easter,

    which have come down to us from the bygone ages. 

    The pieces of the shell of the first egg —one of those that have been blessed by the priest after the Easter service —

    eaten at the festive table, must be collected and thrown into the running water of a brook or a river.

                                

    Those who want to ring the bells of the local church are welcome to do so

    (it is a custom that is practised in the countryside rather than in the town).

    If you get to ring the church bells on Easter, you have a good chance of being happy.   

                                                                                                 

    Bonfires are built on the tops of hills close to the villages

    so that their light spreading the glad news can be seen from afar.

    Having dinner with your family and friends in the nature is an old tradition.

                               

    It is said that the sun that rises on Velykden is “playing” —

    that is shining in a particularly bright and playful way, and

    all the windows are open and the curtains are pulled apart to let the sunshine in.

    The Easter sunshine is believed to give people happiness and health.

                          

    It is also believed that when the members of the congregation

    with the priest at the head of their procession go around the church during the Easter service,

    the Saints and the Angels come down from their icons and exchange three kisses.

                    

    Another popular legend has it that after the Resurrection, the Saviour seized Beelzebub,

    chained him hand and foot and threw the ruler of all the devils into an abysmal pit and sealed it.

    In the twelve months the Evil One eats his way through all the doors and is about to break the last link on the last chain,

    but at that moment the chanting “Christ is risen” penetrates into the pit,

    and the Evil One is hurled back to the bottom of the abyss with all the chains and the doors immediately restored.

    So if people stop chanting “Christ is risen” on Velykden, the end of the world will come.

                                   

    Velykden comes and people raise the chant, “Christ is risen!”

    Indeed, He is risen!

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    P.S.

                       

    We expect the students to share different stories about Easter  in their comments. 

    They could be stories from own life experience or retold by others.                               

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    1 Sasha   [Entry]
    Hello!I really like Easter.I think that it is a great holiday.And there is some interesting information about it:
    Easter is the feast of Christ’s resurrection, which in its observance combines both pagan and Christian elements. Easter (in Ukrainian:
    ‘Velykden’ or ‘Paskha’) is preceded by seven weeks of Lent and
    celebrated on each first week after vernal equinox and full moon. It is
    the most cheerful holiday for orthodox believers.
    In Ukraine Easter is called Velykden (The Great Day). In Ukraine Easter has been celebrated over a long period of history and has had many rich
    folk traditions.
    The last Sunday before Easter is called Willow Sunday (Verbna nedilia). On this day pussy-willow branches are blessed in the church.
    The week before Easter, the Great (Velykyi) Week (Holy Week), is called the White (Bilyi) or Pure (Chystyi) Week. During this time an
    effort is made to finish all field work before Thursday, since from
    Thursday on work is forbidden. Pure (Maundy) Thursday is connected with
    ritual of clarification by water.
    On Passion (Strasna) Friday—Good Friday—no work is done. In some localities, the Holy Shroud (plashchanytsia) is carried solemnly three
    times around the church and, after appropriate services, laid out for
    public veneration.
    Saturday evening people gather in the church for the Easter vigil till the very morning when priests bless the food believers brought.
    After that people go home to celebrate Easter with their families. If
    they meet other people on the way they say: “Christ is risen!” and these
    people should reply “Risen indeed”. All the people exchange Easter
    greetings and give each other painted eggs (krashanky).


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    2 Viola   [Entry]
    Easter is the most important holiday of the year and I'd like to tell interesting information about Easter Sunday in United Kingdom :
    Easter Sunday in the United Kingdom is traditionally about Jesus Christ's resurrection from death, according to Christian belief. However, many people use the day to decorate Easter eggs, share chocolate eggs and participate in Easter egg competitions.The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. It is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox.
    What do people do?
     In the United Kingdom, Easter eggs are often large hollow chocolate eggs filled with bonbons or other candy. The eggs are covered in decorative foil and packaged in elaborate boxes.Many people celebrate Easter Sunday by decorating, exchanging or searching for eggs.  Many children believe that the Easter bunny or rabbit comes to their house or garden to hide eggs. They may search for these eggs or find that the Easter bunny has left them in an obvious place.

    Some businesses and attractions hold Easter egg hunts. These can be competitions to see who can collect the most eggs. In some parts of the United Kingdom, people roll hard boiled down slopes. In other places, there is a game in which people roll hard boiled eggs against other peoples' eggs. The winner is the person whose egg remains whole. After the game, the eggs are eaten. In some parts of Scotland, fondant filled chocolate eggs about the size of a hen's egg are covered in batter and deep fried.
    Background and symbols
    Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. For many people, Easter marks the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. However, many of the origins of the customs around Easter originate in the pagan beliefs held by the inhabitants of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland before they were converted to Christianity. specool

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    3 Ihor   [Entry]
    I want to tell you about Easter.
    Two thousand years ago two tribes combined. One tribe painted eggs.
    But the other baked paskas.
    And now many people and scientists don't know how they combined.
    I watched a wideo about those tribes on TV and I was surprised because I didn't know about their union.
    I want to find the video on You Tube.
    Can you help?

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    4 Ihor   [Entry]

    I have found the video!!!

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