Monday, April 20, 2009

Conference and Easter

We loved watching Conference at the Branch on Saturday and Sunday--Russian version was in the main hall, English in the back room. Elder Mac made the DVD copies, and all the Branches in the mission watched on the same weekend.

In between sessions, Sister Prihodka, the Branch President's wife, provided an Easter "snack" lunch. She brought raisin bread, and lots of boiled eggs to be eaten with a dab of mayonnaise. The chips and pretzels are Americanski.
These traditional cakes, we think, were made by Kisenya Druskova in our Branch. The cakes are essentially a raisin bread. We stopped by the Orthodox cathedral on Saturday afternoon and saw that the patrons had placed their cakes with candles, decorated eggs and candy on the table and their priest blessed them and sprinkled water on everything and everyone. We weren't allowed to take pictures, but it was as you see in the link.
(Thanks to Russia blog for the link.)

(Kasusha, we took the cake picture off your Facebook : ) We hope you don't mind! )


The Packs in Mendon said...

What a neat experience. Thanks for blogging!Hope you guys are doing well.

Christina said...

Wow, that actually looks yummy! Was it though? Love all the pictures, and esp the one with the babushkas-Eric would love it too! Glad to hear the work is progressing! Love you much!

KAIBERT said...

I always enjoy your reports!

BigKev said...

That looks like a great Easter feast!! I am going to try and make one of those Easter cakes... looks like fun. Wasn't conference great?? Good for you dad making copies and all!!! We are proud of you, and love the updates.

dixiewhitehead said...

I learned from our son more than I wanted to know about the Easter cakes, so I won't be eating any, any time soon. But don't mind me, you have a wonderful Easter feast. Looks like you had a great time with conference.

Elder and Sister McEvoy said...

Love your comments! The frosted cakes are more of a raisin bread than a cake. They say homemade is better than store-bought.