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Celebrating Saint Paisios with Our Son

Celebrating Saint Paisios with Our Son

July 12th is the feast of Saint Paisios the New of Mount Athos. I have loved Elder Paisios since meeting him in The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos Markides. I love him so much that one of our sons is named Lucas Paisios. The saint is someone whose example of a beautiful, simple, child-like faith is needed in our times. […]

4 Things My Family will Miss about Lent

4 Things My Family will Miss about Lent

My kids and I were discussing that Lent is almost over and Holy Week is upon us. As much as we are looking forward to Pascha (Easter), there are some things we will miss about Lent. Here’s our list of what we will miss: The Prayer of Saint Ephraim Lucas (7) and his younger brothers agree that they will miss the […]

Latest funny things my kids said and random Lent and Pascha thoughts…

Latest funny things my kids said and random Lent and Pascha thoughts…

  So life has been really crazy as of late. Throw in the busiest time of year and a new baby on the way and well it is no wonder I am still mentally processing the latest happenings and still physically recovering from it all. I am sure I am not the only one feeling like that. Anyway, writing helps […]

Prosfora Bakers: Holy Fathers Spyridon and Nicodemus

Prosfora and Playdough

I needed to bake prosfora (communion bread) today because the monks will have Divine Liturgy tomorrow. I will usually bake enough prosfora for a week at a time, sometimes I will bake enough for two weeks. Most Saturday nights I am in the kitchen baking prosfora. The temptation to bake a huge batch for the month so I don’t worry […]

My Children’s Thoughts On The Great Canon

My Children’s Thoughts On The Great Canon

    I grew up in a protestant home. Because of that I always find it interesting to see my own children’s faith growing and their reaction to things. Growing up in the Eastern Church is definitely different then coming into it. I often have to remind myself that this world is all my children know; they never knew life […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Silence

Lessons From A Monastery: Silence

“The first requirement for prayer is silence. People of prayer are people of silence.” –St. Mother Teresa Something that may come as a surprise when visiting a monastery (even if it is expected) is the silence you encounter there. As a monastic virtue, silence is found in every monastery and monastic order, though to different degrees. It is so important […]

Abbot Nicholas of Holy Resurrection Monastery

Lessons From A Monastery: Prayer

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.” — St. Ephrem of Syria In this series I am explaining the many lessons the faithful can learn from monks and nuns (the religious/consecrated) of the Church. In the […]

Baking Communion Bread with My Kids

Baking Communion Bread with My Kids

Miracle of miracles! My prosfora (communion bread) baking is finished early! It is only nine at night and I made nine loaves of prosfora, four loaves of pumpkin bread, and managed to make spaghetti and sauce for dinner. This is a miracle because usually I wait until everyone is in bed to make prosfora which means I go to bed […]

by · January 10, 2015 · 2 comments · Daily Life, Family, Prayer
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