April 03, 2020
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, marking the start of Holy Week . Since we cannot meet in churches and schools, take time to celebrate these events at home. They all lead to Easter – Christ’s Resurrection from the dead – the most important holy day in Christianity.
Some activities you can do at home: make your own Lithuanian “verbas” or palms; watch a film about the Old or New Testament ; pray the Stations of the Cross; make greeting cards to send to loved ones; prepare “margučių” egg-painting materials and construct an egg-rolling trough for traditional play; bake traditional breads and cakes.
Blessings and greetings to our Lithuanian brethren who are celebrating Passover in the Jewish tradition. This eight-day feast, beginning next Wednesday, reminds us of God’s care for all, especially during this time of uncertainty. It is most important to teach our children that God is present in our lives. He will never forsake us; we just need to trust in Him.
You can find many informative pieces on “verbas” and other Lithuanian and religious traditions on YouTube and other Internet sources. Have a meaningful week.