This recipe from the recipe book “From a Monastery Kitchen” is a classic Pascha basket recipe – a delicious, rich bread topped with a sweet glaze. Often, people in my parish put their Paschal candles in the top of the bread.… Read More

Sirnahya Paska

This cheese paska recipe from the cookbook “From a Monastery Kitchen” is great for those of us who have trouble getting a smooth texture with the traditional farmer’s cheese based paska recipe. It’s delicious! 0 from 0 votes Print Sirnahya … Read More

Paska Bread

0 from 0 votes Print Paska Bread Course: Pascha Recipes Ingredients For the Sponge: 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 110 degrees F/45 degrees C 1/2 cup white sugar 3 cups warm milk 4 cups … Read More

Great and Holy Friday

“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

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

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

[link-preview url=”https://slate.adobe.com/cp/U0cyt/”] “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 … Read More

Lessons from St. Mary of Egypt

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

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