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A New Kind of Resurrection Part 1

A New Kind of Resurrection Part 1

As I sat outside on my porch this chilly morning, I was admiring the soft, subtle, and quiet way the sun comes up here in Wisconsin. The morning is alive with the song of the numerous and varied birds. Chirps and coos and even a loud screech from a hawk are what I heard while I admired the daffodils and […]

Byzconsin: Wannabe Hobbits

Byzconsin: Wannabe Hobbits

Spring in Wisconsin (once it finally warms up) is gorgeous. Many times we have thought the farm country we live in looks like what we imagine The Shire would look like. In many ways the simple, down to earth life of the Hobbits is exactly what we long for–a good book to read, a pantry full of good food, things […]

Seeing the Beauty Around Us

Seeing the Beauty Around Us

The word beauty has been on my mind for awhile now. I think it started with Holy Friday.  One of the lines from the Lamentations during Holy Friday always, every year, gets stuck in some of the kids heads and for weeks and weeks they will go around singing it, “Oh my sweetest springtime, oh my sweetest offspring, where has […]

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 […]

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

The Ordinariness of Monasticism

We had to share this fantastic article by Ben Mann, the newest postulant at Holy Resurrection Monastery. In this article he is sharing the same message we are trying to express in our own blog and articles. More of this kind of writing is needed. Fr. Alexander Schmemann came to mind when reading Ben’s new article. Fr. Schmemann’s writings explain […]

Seeing God in All Places, Even the Bookstore

Seeing God in All Places, Even the Bookstore

“ To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”~William Blake I believe that God is present in all places and filling all things, just like we pray at Divine Liturgy. Recently I saw a glimpse of heaven at the bookstore, […]

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