Baking, Vegan-Style

As a baker, I want to make sure every baked good is delicious, has good consistency, and is baked properly.  There are some obvious challenges when baking vegan foods.  I’m sure many of us have experienced them first-hand, myself included. … Read More

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Give Thanks in All Things

When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as … Read More

The Jesse Tree

Consider putting up a Root of Jesse Tree this year for the Nativity Fast.  It represents the family tree of Jesus Christ, from creation, through the Old Testament, to the coming of the Messiah. The tree is named after Jesse, … Read More

Forgive them, for they know not what they do

“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

Pascha Basket Recipes

          Paska (GZeedick) 3 cups scalded milk, or enough scalded milk added to whey from hrudka to make 3 cups 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 beaten eggs 1/2 cup lukewarm water 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup melted … Read More

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Forgiveness Sunday

Father Alexander Shmemann In the Orthodox Church, the last Sunday before Great Lent, the day on which – at Vespers, Lent is liturgically announced and inaugurated – is called Forgiveness Sunday. On the morning of that Sunday, at the Divine … Read More

Prayers for preparation of prosphora

PRAYER OF REPENTANCE: O Lord our God, good and merciful, I acknowledge all my sins which I have committed everyday of my life, in thought, word and deed, in body and soul alike. I am heartily sorry that I have … Read More

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