Our parish bulletin directions for today after the Vesperal Liturgy:
Light lunch, then the men will die eggs and the ladies will decorate the Tomb
I've never done this before, and it was nice to be a part.
First, the MEN:
What patience required to take them out one by one!
After drying on paper towels, they are polished with olive oil, to lessen the fading in the refridgerator.
Egg Dying Tip of the Day: brown eggs take the color better than white ones!
Meanwhile, the women trimmed the ferns and flowers to decorate the Tomb.
Here's the wooden base before it was decorated:
Some MacGyvering of the cross was required...
Finally, a beautiful finished Epitaphios
Little Builder helped clean up:
Epitaphios decorating tip of the day:
If you're trying to cover a blank spot, aim the end of the stem 4 inches below the blank spot. Then the leaves/flowers will end up in the right place. Took me a while of trying and the advice of an experienced Orthodox gal to learn this one!
Gifts List #51: Getting the day off so I could spend it with my family at Church!