Thoughts on Our House Blessing

Thoughts on Our House Blessing

We had our house blessed on Saturday. For most Orthodox Christians, the house blessing is an annual event. Some time between Theophany and the beginning of Lent, your priest comes to your home. There are prayers at your icon corner. Then the family and the priest...
When People Are Mean: Guest Post by D. G. Driver

When People Are Mean: Guest Post by D. G. Driver

My oldest brother went to middle school way across town because it had the best special education program. It had a year-round schedule, so my parents pulled me out of my walking-distance elementary school and plopped me into a year-round school also pretty far from...
The Problem with Santa

The Problem with Santa

It never occurred to me, when my children were small, not to have them hang stockings from the mantel for St. Nicholas to fill on Christmas Eve. We embraced all of the Christmas traditions. We decorated a Christmas tree. We played Christmas carols. We made Christmas...
Four Tips for Fasting as a Family

Four Tips for Fasting as a Family

Guest post by Sarah Wright, The Orthodox Mama When my kids and I walked into Target a couple of days ago, we were immediately overwhelmed with the sounds and sights of “the holidays.” My seven-year-old son commented, “Didn’t we just have Halloween, Mom?” Yep! During...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know that my friends in Canada celebrated Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. And my friends here in the US will be celebrating it a few weeks from now. But we’re celebrating it today, the first Saturday in November. Today, I’ll be roasting a turkey, making...

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