Tag: Traditions

“SWIECONKA”: A Treasured Polish Custom – Blessing Easter Baskets of Easter Food

Yesterday I had another first as the Archbishop of Anchorage – presiding over a prayer service of Polish tradition to bless the Easter baskets of foods to be eaten on Easter Sunday. I commended the families on maintaining their traditions, but especially of making good use of the Liturgical Seasons within their homes as a means of passing on the faith to the next generation. Some of my favorite memories from childhood revolved around the traditions my mother introduced to help us keep the Liturgical Seasons within our home.  I have vibrant memories of coloring […]

Some Christmas Traditions Take Place Before Christmas

A long held tradition in the Voges (my mother’s maiden name) and Etienne families has been baking lots of cookies and other goodies to get ready for Christmas.  One of my fondest memories were the days we spent baking a traditional Christmas cookie called Hartshorn.  Last Christmas, I searched high and low here in Wyoming for the main ingredient, and it was nowhere to be found.  So, this year while back in Southern Indiana for Thanksgiving, I stopped in a store I knew sold the Hartshorn, and brought an ounce back to Wyoming. My mother always […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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