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… [Continue Reading]

Snow Day

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,… [Continue Reading]

Psalter Group Assignments

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… [Continue Reading]

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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]

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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.  

10 Ways to Prepare for Great Lent

10 Ways to Prepare for our Lenten Journey

Can you believe it is time for Great Lent already?  We just celebrated the Sunday of The Prodigal Son, which is the second Sunday of the Triodion! I swear Christmas was just last week! Soon we’ll be celebrating my favorite Vespers service of the year on Forgiveness Sunday, the day before Lent is officially underway.  [Read On]

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Anthropologie Inspired Snowball Garland Tutorial

This Anthropologie inspired Snowball Garland is a the perfect project for a cold winter day spent cozied up on the couch.  It’s quick, easy and inexpensive!  And best of all it looks fantastic and adds such a fun vintage-y look to a room.

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Elder Paisios Canonized today!

The Ecumenical Patriarchate officially canonized Elder Paisios the Athonite today!  Glory to God!  This is so exciting for us as Orthodox Christians, to watch our beloved Gerondas receive glorification from God and the Church.  This news brought so much joy to my heart today! There are several links you can translate here on Agioritiko Vima [Read On]

orthodox christmas ornaments

Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange {Sign-ups 2014}

Every Christmas for the past six years, here on Adventures of an Orthodox Mom, a fabulous group of moms and kids team up and create the most beautiful Orthodox Christmas ornaments and swap them between our families. We have a special box full of the precious ornaments that we’ve received over the years.  The boys [Read On]

Advent Study

Orthodox Advent Study {download for sale}

Many of you may have already noticed the Advent Study tab at the top of the page.  Thank you so much to all of you who have already purchased a copy, I hope it serves as a great resource for you!  For those of you who have not seen it yet, it is a 6-week [Read On]

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Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2014}

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?  I so love this time of year.  The days are shorter and you can feel all of nature slowing down for the winter.  It’s the perfect time for hot cocoa, fireplaces and snuggles on the couch. While Pascha is a more sober fasting period, the Nativity is full of [Read On]