14 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

14 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

We’re just a bit more than halfway to Ascension. Most of us have caught up on our sleep. We’ve gone back to work and school and all the other obligations of our lives. But it’s still Pascha! If you’re a homeschool family, here are some ways you can use...
St. Mark’s Day: Winged Lions and Roses

St. Mark’s Day: Winged Lions and Roses

I disappointed a little girl right before Holy Week. She had been reading Catherine’s Pascha, and she wanted to know more about Catherine’s family. Specifically, she wanted to know the names of Catherine’s mommy and daddy. So she got out her toy phone and...
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...

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