Whether or not you encourage the "Easter Bunny" and egg hunts in your family, Christians have long viewed eggs as symbols of the Resurrection - as an egg lies dormant, it contains a new life sealed within it, just as Christ's body was resurrected to new life from a sealed tomb.
At "Pascha" (Easter), Orthodox Christians all over the world dye and bless RED eggs. And finally there is a children's book about how this tradition started...
I think your whole family will enjoy this wonderful new book for kids that brings to life the reality and power of Christ's Resurrection...
You can preview a little more of the book here. The story is very nicely told by Elizabeth Johnson (What Do You Hear, Angel?), with pretty pastel illustrations by Daria Fisher (Lucia, St. of Light). At the back of the book you'll find an icon image and hymn for Mary Magdalene's feast day, a prayer for the "Blessing of the Eggs", the Paschal Troparion and Greeting, and a historical note.
To enter for a chance to win my review copy...
-Post a comment here on my blog post
-Comment on my G.B.F.Y.S. Facebook page link for this post
-Mailing address must be within the U.S.
Giveaway ends this Friday (April 11, 2014) at 11:59 PST.
Winner announced on Saturday, April 12, 2014.