On the Thursday, March 13, 2014 the St. Tikhon’s Women’s Group gathered in the monastery dining hall to learn the ancient art of making pysanky eggs, also known as Ukrainian Easter eggs, which are traditionally made during Lent. Pysanky is an egg that has been decorated or “written” on with layers of beeswax and is often dyed multiple colors. Once the wax is heated and removed, a beautiful design is revealed. The lesson was led by Cindy Davis, who is a member of the St. Tikhon’s Community and also works at the Chancery office of the Orthodox Church in America. The St. Tikhon’s Women’s Group would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to Ms. Davis for her time and talent.
(Photos by Leslie Patton and Cindy Davis)