Good Friday at the Krakus Senior Club – March 29th

Good Friday at the Krakus Senior Club

Holy Week during Lent is a particularly important period in the life of every Catholic. It commemorates the last days of Christ’s life and at the same time prepares us for the Resurrection of the Lord. On Good Friday, the day of the death of Jesus Christ, the liturgy of the Passion of the Lord is celebrated in churches, and everything ends with Vespers on Easter Sunday.

A special ceremony was held at the Krakus Senior Center on Good Friday, March 29. Father Józef Szpilski from the parish of St. Stanisław Kostka came to the seniors to pray together, bless and bless the food in the baskets. Święconka is the most important Easter tradition. The foods in the basket have symbolic value, so they must be included there: lamb, bread, eggs, salt, cold meat, butter, horseradish, Easter cake, chicken or bunny. And although we usually go with the basket on Holy Saturday, in Krakus it always takes place on Friday. The ceremony was attended by: the President of the Polish Slavic Center, Marian Żak, the CPS Executive Director, Agnieszka Granatowska, the CPS Treasurer, Zbigniew Solarz, the Manager of the Krakus Senior Club, Artur Pustula, and the Krakus Program Coordinator, Urszula Galej.
After the ordination ceremony, the “Krakus” choir, conducted by Anna Kucay, sang several touching Lent songs, interspersed with recitations of Lent poems, also performed by Anna Kucay. Accompanied by Ola Watras.

After the concert and lunch, the Krakus Program Coordinator, Urszula Galej, conducted a competition for the most beautiful basket. The juror was Waldemar Ostrowski, the winner was Anna Weber’s basket. The winning basket and the participants in the competition received gifts.
At the end of the ceremony, everyone posed for a photo together.

Text and photos: Zosia Zeleska-Bobrowski