Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Easter'

Palm Sunday Dinner

"Hosanna: Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord, the King of Israel" (John 12:13). Palm Sunday is the one of two feast days during Great Lent where the Church deems it appropriate to eat fish (the...

Thoughts about Great Lent

"Let us fast an acceptable and very pleasing fast to the Lord. True fast is the estrangement from evil, temperance of tongue, abstinence from anger, separation from desires, slander, falsehood perjury. Privation of these is true fasting." A Hymn of...

Oahu for the weekend....fantastic!

Last weekend was Easter weekend for the Orthodox Church, and we had plane tickets, hotel reservation and a trip planned to go to Oahu, mainly for church services, but we managed to do some sightseeing on the beautiful isle of...

Easter baking: Making Mamoul

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I got the mamoul recipe from my mom couple weeks back, bought the ingredients last week and set a date to make my very first mamoul batch alone. On the evening before the day...

Palestinian Easter tradition: Making mamoul Pastries

Easter brings back many memories from my childhood in Beit Sahour; church memories of holy week services, family gatherings, good food and pastry baking. I have mentioned before that families in Beit Sahour are very big. Whom you and...

Palm Sunday

While many Christians are celebrating Easter today( Happy Easter), Eastern Christians are just kicking off the Holy Week with Palm Sunday today. I don't quite understand the disagreement on dates, but I know that The Greek Orthodox Church follows the...

Happy Holidays to all....

This week is full of Holidays, so I wanted to wish all and everyone happy holidays. Happy Easter to Western Christians. Christ is Risen. Chag Pesach Sameach to Jews celebrating Passover. To my fellow Eastern Christians, Happy Palm Sunday. If...

Fish and Seawatch Restaurant

Great Lent is the fasting season before Easter, and in the Greek Orthodox Church, it has many restrictions,one of which is that fish is only allowed in two days during lent: Annunciation of The Theotokos and Palm Sunday. The Annunciation...

Easter and a getaway...

I know it is too early for an Easter post, and it is especially early for my Easter. But here it goes anyway. Easter is a Christian holiday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ ,three days after His crucifixion....