How to Put Together a Traditional Easter Basket

Fr. Jonathan Bannon kindly shared this infographic he created to show the elements of a traditional Easter or Pascha basket. Pascha baskets are taken to the midnight service on Holy Saturday and blessed, and their contents are enjoyed at the feast after the service. This being so, they traditional contain many delicacies that cannot be eaten during the preceding Lenten Fast.

You can download your own copy of this infographic here.

What do you like to include in your basket? What’s your family’s favorite tradition?

Fr. Jonathan Bannon

About Fr. Jonathan Bannon

Fr. Jonathan is a priest in the far west of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. With an undergraduate degree in Art Education K-12 and an associate degree in Fine Art, he loves finding ways of sharing the ancient Faith in creative ways.

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  1. There are few mistakes on this diagram.
    What you call “Pascha” is actually called “Kulich”. What you call “Cheese” is actually called “Pascha”.

    1. Depending on your rite and ethnicity in Greek Catholicism we call bread pascha and cheese hrutka it is all the same just a different name

      1. I was brought up to say paska for the sweet bread that I make and cheese paska for the cheese I make with pot cheese or farmers cheese. The hrutka that you’re talking about is made entirely of eggs. My mother-in-law made it. It wasn’t tasty at all unless you put vanilla or cinnamon in it.

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