Orthodox Holy Supper

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Compiled by Maryann Mawhinney Presented here are three summaries of the history and tradition of Orthodox Holy Supper. This information was compiled from several sources and it serves to illustrate the variation in traditions and foods which reflects the different … Read More

Orthodox Christian Fasting

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St. John Chrysostom – “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church,” Volume 9. I speak not, indeed, of such a fast as most persons keep, but of real fasting; not merely an abstinence from meats; but from sins … Read More

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

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Father Thomas Hopko The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church as not suitable for the penitential season of the Great Fast. For … Read More

Prayer, Fasting, and Mercy

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St. Peter of Ravenna, Surnamed Chrysologus There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy … Read More

White Bean Chili

Source: Laura Ritchey (Betty Crocker’s Easy Everyday Vegetarian) Servings: 6 Ingredients 1/4 C non-dairy butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 3 cups … Read More

West African Groundnut Stew

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Source: Moosewood Restaurant Servings: 4-6 Moosewood Restaurant puts out some great cookbooks for Lent. Their restaurant serves vegetarian and seafood dishes – but no other meat. Their cookbooks follow this as well. This recipe is from the New Recipes from Moosewood … Read More

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