the world needs more love letters

last spring, i ran across a movement that instantly had me captivated.  i was googling stationary and fountain pens when an image of a plain white envelope with beautiful calligraphy scrawled across the front popped up. it wasn’t the image itself that caught my attention though, it was what was actually written on the envelope… [Continue Reading]

more love letters

Apostles Craft: Fishers of Men

Altoids tins are the coolest, aren’t they?  I use one for my prayer rope supplies, one as a travel sewing kit and we even carry some lego guys and pieces in another one.  They’re just the perfect size for your purse, backpack or glove compartment.  That’s why when I saw this adorable idea for a… [Continue Reading]

Fishers of Men

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LOOKING FOR ORTHODOXMOM.COM TEAM MEMBERS! I’ll be working hard this summer to relaunch two very popular programs but I need some dedicated volunteers to help me! If you’re interested in working with me on the Orthodox Book Club or Kid’s Pen Pal Program please private message me on Facebook or email sylvia@orthodoxmom.com.  Neither position are… [Continue Reading]

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more love letters

the world needs more love letters

last spring, i ran across a movement that instantly had me captivated.  i was googling stationary and fountain pens when an image of a plain white envelope with beautiful calligraphy scrawled across the front popped up. it wasn’t the image itself that caught my attention though, it was what was actually written on the envelope [Read On]

Fishers of Men

Apostles Craft: Fishers of Men

Altoids tins are the coolest, aren’t they?  I use one for my prayer rope supplies, one as a travel sewing kit and we even carry some lego guys and pieces in another one.  They’re just the perfect size for your purse, backpack or glove compartment.  That’s why when I saw this adorable idea for a [Read On]

Join my Team!

WANTED: Orthodox Mom Team Members!!

LOOKING FOR ORTHODOXMOM.COM TEAM MEMBERS! I’ll be working hard this summer to relaunch two very popular programs but I need some dedicated volunteers to help me! If you’re interested in working with me on the Orthodox Book Club or Kid’s Pen Pal Program please private message me on Facebook or email sylvia@orthodoxmom.com.  Neither position are [Read On]

Olive & Feta Greek Flag

Feta & Olive Greek Flag

Can you believe tomorrow is Pascha already?  Each year the time seems to move quicker and quicker.  It’s been a quiet, wonderful lenten season and though I am anxious for the celebration, part of me is sad to see this time go. We took an eight day pilgrimage to St. Anthony’s monastery in Arizona, which [Read On]

Darling Magazine Review

let’s talk darling.

I didn’t realize it until an Instagram friend pointed it out to me the other day…that even though I’ve mentioned Darling Magazine in a previous post, and have posted oodles of photos of past issues on social media sites, I’ve never fully reviewed the truly darling magazine on this blog. I was first turned on [Read On]

Tea & Jam Giveaway

tea & jam (giveaway)

UPDATE:  The winner is Penelope!  Please email your shipping info to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com!! Congratulations and thank you all for entering! I want to share some products with you that I’ve been enjoying almost every morning since the beginning of lent.  It has been on my bagels, english muffins and even at the bottom of my teacup.  [Read On]

Snow Day

snow days.

i have to admit, i love snow days.  maybe even more so than my kids.  i love having my boys home with me and being able to run around and play outside in this gorgeous winter wonderland.  i love coming inside and snuggling up on the couch and warming up our frozen toes with a [Read On]

Psalter Group Assignments

Psalter Group Assignments (Great Lent 2015)

The other day I was in the kitchen and it had just begun to snow.  The snowflakes looked so beautiful behind the fresh tulips I just brought home and set out on the table.  Immediately, the anticipation for Pascha rose up inside of me.  The way everything is so bare and empty outside right now, [Read On]

lenten study draft

Orthodox Lenten Study is Available for Purchase!

The Orthodox Lenten Study is now available for purchase!  With the Advent Study, I had to manually email the file to everyone who purchased one which was really difficult, so hopefully this time the link will work and you will receive it when you complete your checkout. It is a 128 page Study that includes [Read On]

psaltersignups

Psalter Group Sign-Ups {Great Lent 2015}

Great Lent begins the day after tomorrow!  Tomorrow is Forgiveness Sunday, which is my favorite Vesper service of the year.  If you’ve never been to this service, you should definitely make the effort to attend tomorrow evening, it is a very humbling service and the perfect way to begin Great Lent.  That being said, I [Read On]

monk

For the Faithful, Martyrdom is a Festival

Several times on this blog I’ve mentioned the Spiritual Counsels series by Elder, now St. Paisios the Athonite.  Last night, as I was re-reading Vol. II, Spiritual Awakening, I landed on the chapter called For the Faithful, Martyrdom is a Festival and I couldn’t help think of the evil that just transpired recently to the [Read On]

Kyra Sarakosti Recipe

Kyra Sarakosti Tradition + Recipe

Next week we’ll be baking our annual Kyra Sarakosti, or Lady Lent, “cookies”.   We use the same recipe every year from  The Festive Fast cookbook and they have always turned out well and don’t require too much work.