“For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Painting Easter eggs is an especially beloved tradition in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches where the eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal vigil and distributed to the congregants. The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed Tomb of Christ, and cracking the shell represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Moreover, historically Christians would abstain from eating eggs and meat during Lent, and Easter was the first chance to eat eggs after a long period of abstinence. (Orthodox Christians continue to abstain from eggs during Lent.)”
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Performing the Sacred, Princeton University, April 2010
It was greatest honor to help put together Performing the Sacred with Princeton’s fantastic interfaith group, the Religious Life Council. A magical experience indeed! I hope the tradition of Performing the Sacred continues at Princeton. I was so inspired by that night. The performances were beautiful, sacred, inspiring and inspired — definitely a reminder to me that art build can visible and invisible bridges between different communities where nothing else can.