My Red Eggs!

Firstly…. gaze upon this photo and rejoice! The refrigerator is filled with goodness! I grew up in the Greek/Antiochian tradition and my husband is from Slavic tradition so we will have both lamb and a… Continue reading

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Earth Day: Something to Think About

Today is Earth day. Since 1990 more than 200 million people participate in environmental activities in more than 141 countries  This year over a billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate. The holiday has contributed to… Continue reading

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Protect Us, Oh Holy Theotokos!

  To thee, the Champion Leader, do I offer thanks of victory: O Theotokos, thou who hast delivered me from terror. But as thou that hast that power invincible,  O Theotokos, thou alone… Continue reading

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A Response to the Equals Sign Photo–So What?

Part of me is surprised by the number of people who have reached this blog looking for information or guidance on the current Human Rights “social media campaign” if you will. Amidst the… Continue reading

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A response to the Red Equality Photo

My written response is here The Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, has been promoting an image of a pink equal sign over a red background… Continue reading

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Lenten Challenge–Day 2

“It is right that our treatise should now deal with the warriors and athletes of Christ” write St. John Climacus on his chapter on obedience. “Like trees swayed by the wind and driving… Continue reading

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Clean Monday Challenge

SWOD: (Spiritual Workout Of the Day) Turn everything off. Computer, TV, cell phone, texting, chat… remove any interactions with these media as much as possible outside of that which is required for your… Continue reading

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Cheesefare Saturday: Remembering the Holy Ascetics

he church, in her wisdom continues to prepare us for the fast which begins in 3 days by honoring those in ascetic practice; particularly the mothers and fathers of monasticism. Since these holy ascetics share… Continue reading

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Cheesefare Friday– The Beauty of the Life-Saving Cross

“The cross is the pivot point on which all of humanity balances. All of creation before the Cross looks to it, all of creation after the Cross looks back on it” ~Fr Thomas… Continue reading

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Theotokions of Cheesefare & East vs West

Jump to the Theotokia & Reflection What are they? Troparia, Aposticha, Kontakia, so many words, so many hymns! What are they? Why do they have different names? Where did they come from and why… Continue reading

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Orthodox Christian Network, Others Demand Public Apology from NBC RE: Offensive Skit

The Orthodox Christian Network has asked for a public apology from NBC for airing an offensive skit which depicted Jesus as a revenge seeking serial killer. The skit was shockingly indecent and demonstrated… Continue reading

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Wednesday of Cheesefare: Beware the Fruitless Fast

In vain do you rejoice in not eating, my soul! You abstain from food, but are not purified form passions! If you have no desire for improvement, you will be despised as a… Continue reading

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Great Compline English Service Texts

I have noticed a lot of searches directed to this blog in search of the text for compline. My original posting only links to the reader’s version. English Great Compline of Lent can… Continue reading

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Gaza’s Orthodox Church Celebrates 1,606 Years

For ways to help the Orthodox Church in the Holy Land, visit the Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation From Almoniter by Asmaa al-Ghoul In the only Orthodox Church in Gaza, surrounded by saints’ icons hanging… Continue reading

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Tuesday of Cheesefare: Warriors of Christ

The warriors of Christ, filled with mighty courage, despised the fear of kings and tortures. They confessed Him to be Our King our Lord and God, and now they ceaselessly pray for our… Continue reading

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