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! )
Posted by Mom in Mendon at 3:54 PM