Thursday, March 28, 2013

Passover Dinner

During college I attended several "Seders" (I put that in quotation marks because I suppose most of them were abbreviated or otherwise altered from the true Jewish Seder) and I always found them interesting and enlightening. Some things I read online seemed to think it was offensive for Christians to celebrate Passover, but I see it as a natural outgrowth of our own Jewish roots, and a respectful way to learn more about the Savior.

There are ideas for "Christian" seders here and here, and an LDS perspective here, but after thinking about it, I decided we didn't really want a Seder dinner as such. I just wanted a special dinner where we could TALK about the Passover symbols, and how they pointed to Christ, and how they were ultimately fulfilled and transformed, and how they fit into our current Easter celebration. So, we cooked some of the traditional Passover foods, which was really fun, and had a nice Easter "feast" along with them, and spent the mealtime talking about what kinds of things Passover Season could mean for us. I thought it was really meaningful and fun, and I think we'll definitely do it again. Maybe someday it will be interesting to show the children more in depth the "scripted" parts of the Seder, but for now, I thought what we did was just right.
We ate baked ham and asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and apple/almond salad, and homemade matzos, and lemon curd cheesecake for dessert. Yum!

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