The Art of Pysanky

Following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, March 26, parishioners had the opportunity to participate in a Pysanky-Easter Egg workshop led by our parishioner Barbara Stasiuk.

The art of making Pysanky is an ancient tradition which started in Central and Eastern Europe before Christian times. After Christianity spread in this region, the art form became connected to Easter, called Pascha in our tradition. Pysanky are made using a wax-resistant dye technique, in which molten wax is applied to the egg after dipping it in increasingly darker hues of dye. At the end the wax is taken off and a piece of art is revealed.

Besides the fellowship, we all enjoyed learning this ancient and beautiful art of Pysanky making.