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Psalter Group Assignments {Great Lent 2017}

Our Psalter Groups begin today! It’s such a blessing for me to organize these groups and to watch so many of you find comfort in the psalms.  This is our…

Clean Monday: Let Us Begin the Journey

“The sun hid its rays, the moon and stars were turned to blood, the mountains were afraid, the hills trembled, when Paradise was shut. Adam departed, beating his hands upon…

Psalter Group Sign-Ups {Great Lent 2017}

Great Lent begins  on Monday!  That means it’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Groups again! Yay! I can hardly wait to start tucking that little  book in…

Lenten Activity: 40 Days of Gratitude Journaling

An important part of Great Lent is self-examination.  One way I dig deeper is by prayer/gratitude journaling.  It’s like when the ink flows across a page my stress and worries…

Vasilopita Tradition & Recipe

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!! Tomorrow, we’ll be baking our Vasilopitas!  The recipe below is the one I’ve used for the past eight or so years.  The one I used…

your help is needed this Christmas season

I don’t normally do things like this, but tonight I’m going to.  I’m reaching out to all of you to help someone, who in a whirlwind of unexpected events, found…

2016 Orthodox Kid’s Ornament Exchange

Every Christmas for the past eight years, here on OrthodoxMom.com, I’ve hosted an ornament exchange for Orthodox kids.   Parents and children gather around their tables and create the most…

Books Every Orthodox Child Should Own

I recently guest posted on the Ancient Faith blog, Behind the Scenes, where I listed some of my very favorite books for Orthodox kids. Narrowing it down was pretty difficult…

grateful for you.

Before you begin rolling out pie dough or mashing potatoes or watching the Macy’s Day Parade, I wanted to share my thoughts with you about this blog and the community…

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies Recipe

Most people love the day after Thanksgiving.   But I love the day before.   I love dancing and singing to Christmas music as I cook and bake and dust flour off…