At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, following Pascha, we have an Agape Vespers and picnic. It's always a glorious time of continuing the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. Everyone goes home from a long night of services with a feast following to break the 40 day fast (so this means we get in bed around 5:00a.m.), and then returns that afternoon to keep on singing "Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tomb bestowing life!" We all greet one another with "Christ is Risen!" "Indeed He is Risen!"
This year we had a record breaking crowd at our picnic. We estimate around 200 people showed up to celebrate with us.
Fr. and the men, along with the help of my girls, roasted a lamb, as they always do, and all the folks brought their favorite dishes. (Roasting the lamb has become a favorite tradition for my girls.) After we ate we had an egg hunt for the little one's and a scavenger hunt for the older kids. So much fun.
Here are a couple of pics of the festivities.