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

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


 Before starting to bake Prosphora, please get permission from your parish priest. Next, obtain a religious seal, and seek training. Your priest can advise you on both those points.

Sermon on the Pasch – St. Melitos

 The mystery of the Pasch is new and old, eternal and temporal, corruptible and incorruptible, mortal and immortal. Old according to the Law, new according to the Word; temporal according to the world, eternal by grace; corruptible by the immolation … Read More

Great and Holy Friday

 â€śAwesome 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

Melopita (Honey Pie)

A traditional greek cheese and honey cake – traditionally made with Myzithra, though this can be substituted with ricotta cheese.… Read More

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