Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church parishioners waiting for their Easter cakes to be consecrated in St. George's Cathedral, Lviv, Ukraine on Holy Saturday, April, 18th.
Easter (Pascha or Velykden) is a major holiday of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Ukrainians use Julian calendar for setting dates of changeable festivals like Easter, so they celebrate Easter two weeks later than western Catholics - on April, 19th this year.
On Holy Saturday, the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week, services begin in churches. Believers take their baskets full of paskas (Easter cakes), decorated eggs and other festive meals, and wait in a line for the priest to consecrate them.