Sixty-six years I've lived without knowing the tradition of the Pascha Egg!
Now, I know - and my husband will be incorporating its story
in the Kids' Talk at church on Easter Sunday morning.
Tiberius Caesar in disbelief responded, "How could anyone ever rise from the dead? It is as impossible as for that white egg to turn red." While Tiberius was speaking these words, the egg in the hand of Mary Magdalene began changing color until it finally became bright red.
Thus the Pascha greeting -- in universal Christendom, both East and West -- has ever since remained "Christ is risen!" and it became traditional for Christians throughout the world to color eggs in red.