We did this last year on Holy Thursday so I’m getting prepared ahead of time a bit. The kids really enjoyed the meal and the symbolism of all the aspects of this special meal. Thanks to Catholic Cuisine for the great resources and explanation. Below is a photo of our family and our dinner set up from last year.
I hadn’t heard of Wednesday being called “Spy Wednesday” before this year. But what I learned is that it’s called that because this is the day that Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver to spy on Jesus, which led to his betrayal. There are some recipes and activities geared around this particular day, and this is one that I am hoping to make and do today. Here is a description of it from a beautiful blog I just found today as well, Catholic Cuisine:
“Judasas” are served with honey at breakfast in Czechoslovakia. These are breakfast cakes of twisted dough, made to look like rope, suggesting the fate of Judas the Betrayer, who “went and hanged himself” in remorse after he had identified Jesus to His enemies. Honey is considered a preventive against disaster (Easter the World Over by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley, 1971, p. 58).
Wow, I was just reminded this morning about Family in Feast and Feria – a great website for solid Catholic resources. Today they posted a set of resources for Holy Week, including prayers, crafts, reflections, activities and planning for the week and Easter. I’m excited to share this with you!
I just downloaded this really nice Easter resource for our family from Little House Studio. She is offering this free! I really like the idea of having an Easter Tree, like a Jesse Tree. And, considering I just took the Valentine Day ornaments off our Jesse tree (which wasn’t too long after I took the partial Jesse tree ornaments off of it…), I now have a bare branch in our dining room, waiting for some sweet Easter ornaments to adorn it. I’m looking forward to using these this Easter season! Click here and enjoy!
I just discovered this great site called Peanut Butter & Grace – Catholic Life, Sweet & Simple (http://www.pbgrace.com). There is a great post about how to do Lent with kids and I thought I would share the post here. Please go visit the site for more great tips and ideas!