Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
As much as l love the truly unique food which helps to commemorate Christmas Eve, Holy Supper celebrations, this year I really enjoyed the fellowship celebrating the meal with our whole church.
Folks brought their cheer and their finest cooking skills. We began by eating blessed garlic dipped in honey commemorating the bitter sweetness of life. This was followed by a wonderful meatless meal. Cedar plank salmon, pyrohies (potato stuffed pasta), kutya (honey and wheat porridge), kapusta (sauerkraut and peas), fruit, cabbage slaw, mushroom soup, stuffed cabbage and bread. I did not take pictures of any of the food. I was so excited about it, I was eager to make it disappear into my belly!
All of the children present were very adorable and squirmy. One person told us their children were with a babysitter. While we think it is important for the children to be present, the 30th time the toddler wants to be picked up, then put down, then runs up the aisle, you start to think a babysitter for evening Liturgies is a VERY good idea. ;-)
I made braided cheese bread for the priests for Christmas. I was particularly pleased by the results, because totally winged it. I did not have a recipe and I made tasty bread! This is a big accomplishment, because I am not a baker.
This is Sister Vitae. She was one of the kids who was in the youth group I lead.
We have not seen her since our wedding nearly 7 years ago. A lot has changed since then.
P.S. I think my camera is on it way out. It does not seem to be focusing well anymore. It's only three years old. :-(