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

Prayer
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Dear Faithful,   By the mercy of God, we have completed the third week of Great Lent. What a joy it has been to be in the Church, to attend the services, and to commune with our Triune God. We … Read More

Sunday of the Cross
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Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we come to the end of the third week of Lent, the Church reminds us that before we can reach the unending joy of Pascha, we first have to go through the Cross … Read More

Soul Saturdays
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  Dear Faithful,   Congratulations on completing the second week of Great Lent. As we noted last week, Great Lent’s main theme is repentance. The Church teaches that we can work out our repentance through three main methods—prayer, fasting, and … Read More

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