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Science Validates Orthodox Practice (not that we need it to)

I’ve decided to try to listen to at least a couple Ancient Faith Radio podcasts on Mondays, when I have some extra time to myself. Last night I listened to three, and during each one I thought, “I should share this on my blog!” I decided to go with the last one because it covers chanting, music in general, LOVE, thanksgiving, fasting, community, etc etc…pretty much all the good stuff. 46 more words

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Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Saint Tevdore of Ajara, and the Great Fire of Smyrna

Somewhat coincidental with the theme of yesterday’s post, today’s Saint’s Day focusses on a Georgian raised in the Ottoman Empire and martyred during Greece’s struggle for independence from the Ottomans. 894 more words

Gleanings From a Book: Catherine's Pascha by Charlotte Riggle

This book made me cry. Loud, soggy gasps accompanied my declaration, “I didn’t see THAT coming!”  My husband came running, thinking something was horribly wrong. “I… love… this book!” I assured him between sobs, and then I showed him the cause of my tears. 1,070 more words

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Clean Wednesday: Spiritual Fast

My dish for the first Lenten potluck of 2015 is marinating in the fridge, but as much as I’m looking forward to the potluck, the thing that’s making me really happy is thinking about hearing Let My Prayer Arise for the first time. 301 more words

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Lenten Calendar

Great Lent calendar

A photo posted by @dutifulbeeblog on Feb 23, 2015 at 5:07pm PST

Here’s the calendar Ephraim and I made for Lent this year, using Do-A-Dots.

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Sick Days, and Other Things I Grudgingly Write About

Hello dear ones,
Today I write as a form of discipline rather than pleasure. This has been a rough week (as many are), but it’s been seriously preventing me from finding much pleasure in my daily life. 1,205 more words

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