KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A basket of eggs at Saturday’s Blessing of the Food Baskets at St. Isidore Church in Riverhead.
St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead held its annual Blessing of the Food Baskets Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday.
Worshipers from across Long Island came to take part in the tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Food items ranging from hard-cooked eggs and bread to horseradish and bottles of wines in baskets were to be blessed by the priest. Many of the baskets were lined with hand-sewn or crocheted napkins.
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