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The Noblest Sacrifice: A Tale of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste


        Emperor Licinius was a man unused to compromise. So, when his colleague in the West, Constantine, suggested an edict to tolerate Christianity, Licinius had at first refused to help. 2,333 more words


Vegan / Gluten-free Kulich Recipe

It’s Bright Week and Eastern Orthodox people everywhere are enjoying the bounties of their Pascha baskets which are traditionally filled with treats for breaking the Lenten fast: kulich, eggs (decorated or dyed red), Pascha cheese (creamy and sweet– can be eaten alone or with the kulich), candy, wine, sausage, and more. 812 more words

Pre-Paschal Reflections

It is ten pm on Saturday night. I sit on the couch in a darkened room. White lights peak through the window from the outside. We are the rare family that keeps Christmas lights up all year long, for who doesn’t need more light in their life? 257 more words


Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon on . . .

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, IL, and speak about a variety of topics. 30 more words

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St. Luke Orthodox Church

This morning, I photographed yet another religious ceremony in Columbia. It was at the St. Luke Orthodox Church where I shot the Matins service that took place before the divine liturgy. 254 more words

Why Go To Church?

Last Friday, I went back to the Orthodox church I’ve all but stopped attending. I’m sort of obsessed with the Virgin Mary; feast days in her honor are hard to resist. 860 more words