Saturday, April 7, 2012
Holy Saturday - Blessing of the Easter Food
In keeping with a Catholic custom traditional in many Eastern European countries, the blessing of the Easter food was held in the daily chapel at 2:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament. Beautifully decorated baskets brought to the church by single people, couples or families were placed in front of the altar. The baskets held various Easter foods, such as eggs or bread, or even items to be used on the Easter table like a candle or flowers. After the blessing by Father Dyer, families took their basket home to enjoy for their Easter meal on Sunday.