Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter bazaar at St. Elias Church, Brampton, Canada

Regular readers will know that Walt has a great regard for St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brampton ON, and for its pastor, Archpriest Roman Galadza. The parish is very vibrant, with many activities for the community of faith, and for the larger community.

One of the big events of the year is the Easter bazaar. This year's Easter Paska sale will take place on Saturday, April 8th, at the church, located at 10193 Heritage Road in Brampton, from noon until 3 p.m.

The popular bazaar will feature several specialty items such as the ritual Easter breads (Paska), hand-decorated Easter eggs (Pysanky), beeswax candles, gifts and much more. Says Father Galadza, "Easter should be joyous and fun. The bazaar takes place a week ahead of time so people can purchase the special breads (Paska) and eggs, meat and other items and set it aside until Easter Sunday when the baskets of food will be blessed after the service. It all really tastes great because basically because it's all the stuff you haven't eaten during Lent!"

Ukrainian or not, Catholic or not, all are welcome. And you never know who you may see there.

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