Remember the Passover at Easter
Rev. Richard Balkcom served a modified Seder — or Passover — meal at Southway Baptist Church Friday night as part of the church’s Easter revival while explaining the elements and sharing scripture for each. Included in the meal was lamb (sacrifice), unleavened bread (represents the hasty flight by night from Egypt), kale and celery (bitter herbs representing the bitterness of slavery and suffering in Egypt), parsley (green herbs soaked in salt water to represent the tears of sorrow shed during the captivity of the Lord’s people), apple sauce with walnuts and honey (haroseth to represent the mortar used by Jews in building palaces and pyramids of Egypt during their slavery), boiled egg (represents the festival sacrifice offered in Jerusalem) and a cup of juice (to represent the wine dipped from a common bowl). Above, pictured are, from left: Bonnie Brown and Balkcom. Below, from left, are: Brenda Webber, Clay Johnston and Kerri Johnston.