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Resurrection Day in Croatia

We're having our special Easter service today at church, like everyone has. In Croatia it's a great time to have visitors. Easter is one of the biggest religious holidays in Croatia. It seems like more people come home to Croatia for Easter than at any other time of the year.

On Easter, little ladies start off for the nearest Catholic chapel in Croatia to have their Easter ham and eggs blessed, for a nominal fee of course. It's so interesting to see these ladies lined up in front of their village chapel with their baskets over their arms. In Croatia you can have just about anything blessed for a "nominal" fee. :0) Also Croatians always go to church for the Easter mass.
They have many national traditions, one of those is the Easter bread or Paska. I believe that Paska is the Russian name for this bread but it's still the same.


Paska
 1    Cake or pkg. yeast
2 c Lukewarm milk
9 c Flour
1 c Butter; soft
1 c Sugar
4 Eggs
1 ts Salt
  Crumble yeast into bowl; add 1 cup milk and 1 cup flour.  Mix and set aside to rise in warm place.  Cream butter; add sugar and eggs and mix
well. Add remaining milk. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Set aside in warm place until double in bulk. Form into desired shapes.
Allow dough to rise in double buld in pans; bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes. Halfway through baking, brush top with beaten egg yolk to which
a little milk has been added.

  Tip: If you melt 1 stick butter and knead into dough it will keep paska soft.

If you make this bread, please let me know how it was.


He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay!
Matthew 28:6 kjv

What a blessed Hope with have. His resurrection and victory over the grave is what gives up hope of one day having victory also. Wow, what a wonderful and powerful God we serve. Our faith doesn't lie in tradition or sacraments but rather in His finished work!!

If you would like to know how to have victory over the grave also, please read: Are you 100% Sure? at the bottom of this page or here.

A very happy Resurrection Day to you all!!




14 comments:

  1. Have a blessed Easter Tori!

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  2. Happy Easter!! Love in Christ
    Jennifer

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  3. It breaks my heart that the little ladies have to pay what little money they have to be blessed, when they could be free in Christ! Praying a little extra today for the Croatian ladies to see the Light!

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  4. Have a blessed day!

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  5. Hope you had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!!! :-)

    Kate

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  6. Hope your Easter Sunday went well and that you had new visitors in church!!

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  7. Hope you had a great Easter and that you had lots of new visitors in church!!

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  8. That bread looks great. I hope you had a good Sunday turnout.

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  9. Sadly, we Americans also have many "Easter" traditions that are either pagan or, at best, unbiblical!
    Hope you had a blessed Resurrection Day :o)
    Love ya!

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  10. I'm continuously amazed at how similar "mission fields" can be, yet they are thousands of miles apart. I can relate to the delight of finding wooden clothespins and tortillas!

    I thought it was interesting that the word "Paskah" means "Easter" in Indonesian!

    Kerry

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  11. I agree with Susan. How heartbreaking. Praying for y'all and your ministry there.

    And thank you for sharing the bread recipe. That's some, um, interesting bread. Maybe we'll give it a try one of these days.

    Hope you enjoy your week!
    ~ Christina

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  12. Wow, I had a lot of catching up to do.

    That bread is beautiful, isn't it? So sad that some feel they have to pay to have something blessed when it's already a blessing that God has given it to them to begin with. Such deceit to these poor people!

    The headbands are precious and Hannah's little gypsy friend is cute as a button.

    The baskets could be used for anything, not just Easter. Very cute!

    And I love the Bible cover.

    I'm signed up with bloglines too, but I must be a moron since I can't figure out how to use it. LOL

    ~Kristi

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  13. Praying that God will use you and your family in a mighty way to help break those chains of bondage they have to the Catholic church ...
    Deby

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  14. My husband is from Poland and his mom, my MIL, always makes this for us here in Canada. They live here now but she keeps the tradition.

    Thanks for all your family does in spreading the gospel over there in Europe where its mainly Catholic and the gospel is really needed!

    Our family will add your family to our prayer request list.

    God bless you,

    Candy :)

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