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Lessons From A Monastery: Marriage as Martyrdom

Lessons From A Monastery: Marriage as Martyrdom

“The entire Christian life bears the mark of the spousal love of Christ and the Church” –CCC 1617 Why is it that the most important things in life we seem to never really be prepared for? At least that seems to be the case with me. Marriage wasn’t any different. We knew what the Church taught about marriage but most […]

Lessons From A Monastery: Keeping Tradition Alive

Lessons From A Monastery: Keeping Tradition Alive

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter. (2 Thess. 2:15) There are two extremes in the Church right now regarding Tradition. The first is to disregard anything one finds irrelevant to our modern age. Meanwhile, the other extreme is to […]

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 […]

What’s In a Name: Welcoming Our New Baby!

What’s In a Name: Welcoming Our New Baby!

Our baby is finally here! On May 6th little Serafina Xenia Joanna was born! Thanks be to God everything went well. So many people prayed for us during the pregnancy and delivery, we can’t express how grateful we are for all the prayers. With all of the health issues and surgeries I went through during this pregnancy, labor day felt […]

by · May 15, 2015 · 4 comments · Family, Saints, Traditions
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 […]

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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