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Catholic Activity: Easter Food Symbolism

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On every Polish Easter table there must be an egg and lamb-shaped butter or pastry. Here the symbolism behind these foods is explained.

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The special religious feature of Holy Saturday is the blessing of various foods, but especially the egg and the lamb. The egg symbolizes Christ in the tomb. At breakfast on Easter Sunday the egg is broken to represent Christ's resurrection and then shared with everyone to show the unity that exists between Christ and His loved ones. The lamb, moulded of butter or pastry, symbolizes the Lamb of God and all partake of the lamb with the full realization that without the Lamb of God there could be no salvation. Because of their symbolic significance the egg and lamb are given the place of honor - in the center of the table.

Activity Source: Your Home, A Church in Miniature by Compiled by The Family Life Bureau in the early 1950s, The Neumann Press, Long Prairie, Minnesota, 1994

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