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The Nostalgia of Lent

The Nostalgia of Lent

We are at the end of the first week of Great Lent. Every year, the season of Lent can be wildly different. Some easier than others. Some not at all what I expected. This year I see some new dynamics in our family; I see joy and nostalgia. My twenty-year-old, Scarlett, told me this is the most nostalgic time of […]

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Preparing for Christmas with a new Jesse Tree Book

Today, I ordered this wonderful looking book for our family to use for the upcoming Phillips Fast (a.k.a. Advent). I admit, I have been dreading the fact that the fast is beginning soon (November 15th). I have been avoiding thinking about it; whenever one of the kids brings it up I tell them, “Shush, no need to talk about it […]

Our Icon Corner

Our Icon Corner

We just wanted to share a quick post with pictures of our prayer room after the kids decorated for Pentecost. We used Lilacs and Bridal Wreath, which is growing in our yard, to make a garland for home and the Pentecost icon at church. Then the kids tucked the sweet flowers around our icons. It’s always nice for the kids […]

Getting ready for Pentecost!

Getting ready for Pentecost!

  Sunday is Pentecost so we planted Celosia in a planter for our prayer table. We planted Celosia because it looks like little flames of fire. I had Lucas, Sal, and Marina help me plant them and while digging in the dirt and planting the little flames we discussed the Feast of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit. Saturday afternoon I plan […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Learning to Love Mary

Lessons From A Monastery: Learning to Love Mary

“… O all-pure Mother of God, cease not seeking your children who are lost; that we may treasure Christ in our hearts, and find eternally our Father’s House.” -From the tropar for the Mother of God, Searcher for the Lost Occasionally, Roman Catholics who are not familiar with Eastern Catholic/Orthodox traditions will ask us why we don’t pray the rosary […]

Monks in the Media and a Podcast

Monks in the Media and a Podcast

Here are a few things we thought you’d enjoy: First, Abbot Nicholas of Holy Resurrection Monastery has recorded five episodes on EWTN’s Women of Grace show, this is the description from the show: In his apostolic letter, Light of the East, St. John Paul II exhorts us to look to the Eastern Church of our Catholic tradition to find there […]

Hierodeacon Moses and our son Diego on Pascha night.

Pascha in Pictures!

Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!   It is Bright Tuesday and everyone is still very tired from Holy Week and Pascha! We are enjoying relaxing and eating yummy foods and visiting with friends who are visiting the monastery. We are joyful but very tired over here! We took a lot of photos of the Holy Week and Pascha […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Liturgical Year, monks
Lessons From A Monastery: Joy!

Lessons From A Monastery: Joy!

“O women, be the heralds of good news and tell what you saw; tell of the vision and say to Sion: ‘Accept the good news of joy from us, the news that Christ has risen.’ Exult and celebrate and rejoice, O Jerusalem, seeing Christ the King coming from the tomb like a bridegroom.”    -Matins of the Resurrection I remember in […]

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