Keep in mind that religious people are preparing for the Easter long.They should observe a fast (in 2012, it lasts from February 27 to April 14).But, of course, the restriction of the flesh and gastronomic pleasures - this is only the outward manifestation of faith, but the most important should be the cleansing of the soul of man from all vile, low and unworthy.If you are on a state of health or some other reason does not comply with all the posts, but want to seriously prepare for Easter, try not to eat meat, dairy, egg and fish food even in the last da
ys before the holiday - in the Holy Week.Turn away from the madding crowd, bad thoughts, think about your soul.
particular importance for all believers is Maundy Thursday.That same day Jesus was in a festive meal with his disciples (known you for Literature Last Supper).Today, the Orthodox on Thursday (it is also called Maundy Thursday) are trying to commune, as well as tidy up your home before sunrise - always swim.On this day, the day before or even better, try to bake cakes and paint balls.
cakes bake more, because they are on a par with eggs-krashankami - the most traditional gifts for Easter .They need so much, to have enough to give to relatives, friends and acquaintances, as well as members of the household, and not just for one Sunday, but also on all the days of Bright Week after Easter Sunday.
On Friday, the church endure shroud - the cloth, which was wrapped the body of Jesus Christ.Commits his burial rite.Shroud then carry around the church.You this day better than nothing serious and not venturing to take.Oven cakes, too, is impossible.
On Holy Saturday, the temple bring cakes and eggs for the consecration.The faithful come to the liturgy and to stay overnight, asthe night held a solemn service, the most beautiful act - Midnight Easter, the procession around the church with candles, joyful morning service (Matins) and Divine Liturgy.If you can not spend the whole night in the service, but definitely want to get to the consecration of Easter, try to go to church at least four in the morning.Usually, the father several times bypasses the ranks of believers on the street in front of the temple and produces sanctification.Or go and pray in the afternoon.Bring and leave the cake in the church - it is accepted.
in the basket of consecration put cakes, painted eggs and Easter cottage cheese.Wine and vodka can not be put in any case.Sometimes people put in baskets and bread, salt, boiled pork, homemade sausage and other products.In principle, it is wrong, but they usually also sanctify.
After returning from church to prepare the festive table razgovleniya.Lay consecrated products put on the table prepared in advance other dishes - it is usually baked ham, baked with apples duck or goose, cheese Easter, cakes, jelly, etc.
Easter celebration does not end on this day.The following six days of its significance are considered the same as Sunday.In general, the feast continues for another 40 days, and during all the time you can greet each other with "Christ is Risen" and to expect an answer, "Truly He is risen!".Walk to visit, take guests give gifts.
Tip 2: What right do the passover
Along with cakes and colored eggs, Easter is a mandatory attribute of festive Easter table.To be his decoration, Easter should be prepared of the right products and technologies to meet.
- 1 kg of cheese;
- 0,5 ml cream or sour cream 15-20%;
- 500 g of sugar;
- 300 grams of butter;
- 5 eggs;
- 0,5 tspsalt;
- vanilla or cinnamon stick;
- 100g candied
- nuts or raisins.
most important thing in preparing Easter - fresh and quality ingredients: cheese, cream or sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla or cinnamon, candied fruit, nuts, raisins, etc..You can step back a little from the recipe, replacing the stick of vanilla on vanilla cream or taking a different fat content, but you can not use margarine instead of butter.
Double wipe the cheese through a sieve or grind it with a blender.Add the softened butter and mix thoroughly mash until smooth.
cream or sour cream mix with sugar, salt, vanilla or cinnamon, eggs hammer.Then, a little heat the mixture in a water bath, without boiling and stirring all the time.This must be done to achieve a uniform consistency and to avoid problems that may arise from the use of raw eggs.You can do without the infusion if you take instead of quail eggs - 13-15 pieces.
Pour cream mixture into the egg mass of cheese and butter, stir, add the candied fruit, nuts or raisins, or a combination thereof in the proportions according to your taste and mix well again.
Cover the pasochnitsu or other form of moist gauze folded in 2-3 layers, leaving little to hang its edge.Spoon cottage cheese cooked in shape flattening spoon.Note: Before using the gauze should be boiled with baking soda to remove odors.
Cover Easter gauze from the edges of the form, put the yoke (eg, a jar of water), place in a bowl pasochnitsu where whey will drain, and store it in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours.
The next day, remove the Easter out of shape with the help of gauze and turn onto a plate.Remove the cheesecloth and gently remove the knife edge of a layer of cheese, which etched fiber gauze, although you can not do this.
Decorate Easter candied fruits, raisins, nuts and pastry decorations, laid out on its top and sides of the letters "XB", flowers and other patterns.
pasochnitsy Instead, you can use a colander or plastic salad bowl in which you need to make 2-3 holes to drain the fluid.
- how to celebrate Easter