The Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we finish the 2nd week of Lent, I would like to focus on a service that is peculiar to this holy season—the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts. It is a beautiful Liturgy, one only … Read More

Koliva
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Koliva is boiled wheat with typically prepared with powdered sugar, almonds, ground nuts, cinnamon,raisins and more. It is made for memorials, typically on Saturdays of the Souls, funerals, and other memorial services

Sunday of Orthodoxy: Troparion, Kontakion and Gospel Readings
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Troparion — Tone 2 We venerate Your most pure image, O Good One, / and ask forgiveness of our transgressions, O Christ God. / Of Your own will You were pleased to ascend the Cross in the flesh / to … Read More

Repentance
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  Dear Faithful, Welcome to Great Lent! Thanks be to God for this holy opportunity to renew our lives to the Lord through the Holy Fast! Truly this liturgical season is a time in which the Church is cleansed and … Read More

A Reflection on the Canon of St. Andrew of Crete
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“The lenten journey begins thus with a return to the ‘starting point’–the world of Creation, Fall, and Redemption, the world in which all things speak of God and reflect His glory, in which all events are referred to God, in … Read More

Forgive them, for they know not what they do
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“Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses? God also forgives us in His mercy. Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us. As we treat our neighbors, so also does God treat us. The forgiveness, then, … Read More

Zesty Cauliflower “Rice”
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This gluten-free, low-carb and low-calorie side dish is tasty and filling.

St John Chrysostom On the Gospel for Judgment Sunday (Homily LXXIX: Matthew 25: 31-41)
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Unto this most delightful portion of Scripture, which we do not cease continually revolving, let us now listen with all earnestness and compunction, this wherewith His discourse ended, even as the last thing, reasonably; for great indeed was His regard … Read More

St. Theodore the Studite on Fasting and Dispassion
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Brethren and fathers, the season of Lent, when compared to the whole year, may be likened to a storm-free harbor, in which all who are sailing together enjoy a spiritual calm. For the present season is one of salvation not … Read More

Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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The aroma of pancakes on the griddle is a great smell to wake up to on a Saturday morning! Enjoy some filling pancakes to start out your day. Add some fruit to the side, and you have a delicious breakfast!

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