Pascha Basket Blessing

An order for blessing of Food on the Holy and Great Sunday of Pascha

+In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit now and ever and unto ages of ages, Amen.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. (3x)

+Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.  (3X)

 +Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

O Most holy Trinity, have mercy on us.
O Lord, cleanse us from our sins.
O Master, pardon our transgressions.
O Holy One, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy Name’s sake.

Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy.  Lord have mercy.

+Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come.  Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 

+For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory:  of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.  Amen.

Let us pray to the Lord, Lord have mercy. 

Prayer for the Blessing of Meat
O LORD JESUS CHRIST our God, look down upon this flesh meat and sanctify it, as thou didst sanctify the ram which faithful Abraham brought unto thee, and the lamb which Abel offered unto thee as a whole-burnt offering; likewise also the fatted calf which thou didst command to be slain for thy prodigal son when he returned again to thee, that as he was counted worthy to delight in thy good things, so we might also delight in those things that are sanctified and blessed by thee for the nourishment of us all. For thou art the true Nourishment and the Giver of good things, and unto thee do we send up glory, together with thy Father who is without beginning, and thy most holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. R. Amen.

Prayer at the Blessing of Cheese and Eggs
O MASTER , LORD OUR GOD , Creator and Fashioner of all things: do thou bless this curdled milk and also these eggs, and preserve in thy goodness, so that, partaking of them, we may be filled with thy gifts, ungrudgingly bestowed, and with thine ineffable goodness. For thine is the might, and thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.