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How To Get Perfect Red Pascha Eggs

We’ll be dying our eggs on Holy Thursday and in case anyone is doing for the first time or would like to know how to get perfectly dyed red eggs,…

Lenten Lunchbox Ideas

One of the most difficult things for most moms during lent is packing a lunch that our kids will actually eat.  You know, nothing too soggy, too cold, too brown,…

Ways to Involve Your Children Every Day in Lent

One of the things parents constantly ask is how to keep their children involved during lent.   It’s a tricky business, this Orthodox child rearing.  As parents we struggle with finding…

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…