Little Lviv residents create 'pysanka' amulets for our soldiers

28.04.2021, 11:05
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More than fifty traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs were decorated and handed over to the front by little Lviv residents and their parents. The initiators of this action were archpriest Peter Politylo and craftswoman, creator of pysankas, Iryna Kmet. Together they organized a master class on traditional pysanka-making, which was held in the oldest church in Lviv-the Church of St. Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia.

This is reported by Armiainform.

"This tradition was started, unfortunately, by the late military chaplain Andriy Duda," said archpriest Peter Politylo. "We decided to continue his work. Children put some of their warmth and soul into these Easter eggs. Of course, every gift is valuable. But the one that children's hands made is most appreciated."

"Pysanka is a very strong amulet," Iryna Kmet added. "So let it protect our soldiers in the trenches."

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According to a very young girl, Diana, writing Easter eggs is an interesting but difficult job that requires concentration and skills. And the main thing, as the little craftswoman noted, is the desire to share your warmth of heart.

The transfer of gifts to the East was organized by the head of the 58th House of Officers, Colonel Vitaly Provozin.

"I sincerely thank everyone who joined this work," he said. "And tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, these Easter eggs will be in the hands of our soldiers who protect Ukraine in the eastern expanses."