These painted wooden eggs are made of solid beechwood from Greece, and are painted by artist and iconographer Katerina in Athens
In the Orthodox Christian tradition, eggs are dyed shade of deep red for Easter, usually on Holy Thursday (the day of the Crucifixion). The color symbolizes the Blood of Christ, and has another meaning as well.
St. Magdalene gained an audience with Tiberius Caesar Augustus after Christ’s Resurrection. At the table where they were seated, she picked up an egg to demonstrate the story. The Caesar was unconvinced of the miracle and scoffed, “There is as much of a chance of a human being returning from the dead as there is for that egg in your hand to turn red.” Immediately, the egg in St. Magdalene’s hand turned red.
2 choices available, select from drop-down menu:
- White Lace Design (deep red)
- Pink Floral Happy Easter
-Find other designs available to pre-order here in a larger size for $36.00
-$28.00 price is for one egg; group photos show eggs together to show details of each hand painted design
-Size: approximately 3.25” tall
-Free USA shipping
-Made in Greece