Saturday, March 22, 2008

Not until Passover!

Found this cute little article (totally worth the read) while shamelessly blog-hopping one day and found this blog. It is from last year when both Western Easter and Orthodox Pascha were on the same day. It's a sweet little article and I had no idea that Rita Wilson was Greek. Well, you know, Wilson, it sure doesn't sound Greek. Must be a stage name. It made me think of the childhood I'm providing for my children, which will probably be close to what Rita describes, and I hope they will be in love with their Orthodox Christian faith and have many fond memories.

Fun facts for the day:

The West, being the Roman Catholic church and it's Pope at the time changed the date from the Orthodox date of the first Sunday after Passover in the 1500s.

Protestants accepted this Roman Catholic dating in the 1700s.

Both fun facts were learned in my cathechism class this afternoon. Interesting stuff.

If you celebrate Easter, Happy Easter to you! But I won't say Christ is Risen for about four more weeks! :)


Blogger jenny baker said...

i knew that rita wilson had something to do with 'my big fat greek wedding' but i didn't know she was orthodox! i wonder if tom hanks is orthodox? that's a really cool article. thanks for sharing. :)

i can't wait until pascha! i real a real craving for red eggs now.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Ham said...

Pascha is my absolute favorite service. It is so moving and just envelops all of the senses. I can't wait!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I've heard that Tom Hanks is indeed Orthodox, that he converted when he married.

I love that article it is always a good read, and Presbytera Lisa is an amazing delight!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

You go girl with all your links! :P

12:09 AM  

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