Great and Holy Friday
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“Awesome and paradoxical is the mystery that we see unfolding today. He who is untouchable is now arrested. He who releases Adam from the curse is taken prisoner. He who searches and tries the hearts and minds is unjustly put … Read More

Traditional Pascha Lamb Dinner
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Serves 4. Lamb Chops Ingredients 8 lamb chops 1 tablespoon mustard 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 shallots, minced Preparation Marinate the lamb for at least 12 hours. You … Read More

Lazarus Saturday
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The somber tone of Holy Week is preceded by a two day feast commemorating the resurrection of Lazarus who had been dead for 4 days, and the triumphant entry of our Lord into Jerusalem. It is significant that Holy Week … Read More

Holy Week and Pascha – A Story told with Slate
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“Great Lent and Holy Week are two separate fasts, and two separate celebrations. Great Lent ends on Friday of the fifth week (the day before Lazarus Saturday). Holy Week begins immediately thereafter. Let’s explore the meaning of each of the … Read More

Naan – Simple and Quick
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One of the most versatile breads, naan flat bread can be used for almost anything – from pizzas, dips, sandwiches and more. Simple, quick and delicious!

Quinoa and Black Beans
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This protein-packed dish is easy and tastes great!

Lessons from St. Mary of Egypt
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Dear Faithful,   We have reached the last Sunday of Great Lent.  On this last Sunday, the Church presents before us the quintessential example of repentance—the life of St. Mary of Egypt. The Church has put repentance before us as … Read More

The Story of St. Mary of Egypt
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St Zosimas (April 4) was a monk at a certain Palestinian monastery on the outskirts of Caesarea. Having dwelt at the monastery since his childhood, he lived there in asceticism until he reached the age of fifty-three. Then he was … Read More

Lenten (Vegan) Cross Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake
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To wish many years to a family moving away from our church and to let them know that we will miss them, I made a Lenten cake for them. It was a pull-apart cupcake-cake in the shape of a cross. I … Read More

Fasting
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Dear Faithful, We are officially halfway through the Holy Fast. Great Lent is already past its midpoint. During the middle of the Fast, it is good for us to examine ourselves.   How am I doing this Lent?  Am I … Read More

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