Forgiveness Sunday And Getting It Right

Forgiveness Sunday is the final Sunday before Great Lent. It’s also Cheesefare, after which Orthodox Christians abstain from dairy for the length of the fast. After the Divine Liturgy today, we ate macaroni and cheese, blintzes and various dips. It …

Getting Through Lent: A Mid-Way Report

soups are a good way for getting through lent

Great Lent is at about the halfway point. How are you doing? Is getting through Lent a chore or a pleasure? I previously provided some tips on getting through Lent without going crazy. But I do realize that “getting through” …

Free Wallpaper Download For Great Lent

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Most of my small audience are, I assume, Orthodox Christian. To you who are, I hope you began Great Lent well with Forgiveness Sunday. I ask each of you to forgive me for anything I have written that may have …

5 Ways To Get Through Great Lent Without Going Crazy

get through great lent using the lenten prayer of st ephram

Orthodox Christians are entering the Lenten season. With that comes a time of increased prayer, giving, and fasting. If you’re like me, you struggle with how to get through Great Lent. I know my tendency to focus on the food …

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Keep The Fast: Peanut Noodle Pasta Salad

peanut noodle pasta salad

Keep The Fast is a new series providing healthy, fast-friendly recipes for busy Orthodox families. Would you like to be notified when a new recipe is available? Sign up here. I’ll admit it. I have trouble keeping the fast. Between …

The Great Fast: A Progress Report

Orthodox Christians are just over halfway through the Great Fast. It is a time of increased prayer, study, helping those less fortunate and yes, fasting. I’ve talked previously about my struggles with fasting. Many of you were kind enough to …

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Fasting To Focus, Or Focusing On The Fast?

I don’t remember the last time I actually felt real hunger. The other day I didn’t have time for a decent breakfast before rushing out the door to work. So I grabbed a protein bar and munched on the way. …

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The Great Fast: I’m Doing It Wrong

Orthodox Christians are preparing for Lent, sometimes called the Great Fast. Our Catholic brethren are already there. And our Protestant cousins are still a ways out from celebrating Easter. The upcoming Lent will be the second one I’ve been through, …