Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a day of continued fasting and abstinence and is the final day for the faithful to prepare their souls for Easter by making a good confession if they have not already done so. During this time, the parishioners visit the "Plaschenytsia" to worship and kiss the wounds of Christ. In many places, including the United States, the traditional blessing of Easter foods (“Sviachnia") is done at a special Holy Saturday service.  In Ukraine, the blessing of foods was done following the Resurrection services on Easter morning.

Easter Food Basket