Blessing of the Food for the First Meal of Easter

Blessing of the Food for the First Meal of Easter 

Holy Saturday, March 31

12:00-12:20 p.m. in the Mater Ecclesia Chapel


Please join our clergy for a special blessing of the Easter Basket of food for use at your Easter meal. There will be some Scripture, general intercessions, and blessing of the food. We invite you to bring food with you that will be served on Easter Sunday.

The custom of blessing food for Easter arose from the discipline of fasting throughout Lent and the special Easter fast during the Easter Triduum. Easter was the first day when meat, eggs, and other foods could again be eaten. Although not of obligation, the special fast during the Triduum may still be observed as well as the tradition of blessing food for the first meal of Easter.

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