Fairfield Celebrates Easter With Family, Church

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Fairfield residents on the "Way of the Cross" service on Good Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport.
Fairfield residents on the "Way of the Cross" service on Good Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - At the end of 40 days of Lent, Christians around Fairfield are looking forward to celebrating Easter Sunday with their families. 

For most Christians in town, the holy day of Easter is celebrated by attending church services in the morning and spending the rest of the day with families with either brunch or an early dinner. 

At the Radziewicz house, 14-year-old twins Sarah and Isabelle say they're looking forward to Easter baskets, even as their mother Katharine wondered whether they were too old for the tradition.

"When we were little we did an Easter egg hunt," Sarah said. 

Now that the girls are older though, Katharine says the family spends the holiday by going to brunch or having a special dinner, taking a long walk with their dogs and skyping with family out of state. 

Even for the Rev. Dawn Stegelmann, associate rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport, the day is a mixture of church and modern celebrations.

"I celebrate Christ's resurrection and eat chocolate!" Stegelmann said. 

At Fairfield resident Matt Lindeman's house, the holiday is marked by his 2-year-old son Jonah and his experiences.

"He's excited for his Easter basket," Lindeman said. Jonah helped to make his own basket and if it is in his reach, he practices collecting eggs for the Egg Hunt at Trinity and the Egg Roll at the Pequot Library. "We've had to hide the basket from him."

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