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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…

Vegan Cornbread Recipe

After years of meatless Thanksgivings, certain recipes have become definite staples on our table but I am still always on the hunt for new and tasty lenten dishes.  This recipe…

Psalter Group Assignments {Nativity 2016}

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 these readings.  This is our…

Psalter Group Sign-Ups {Nativity 2016}

Can you believe the Nativity fast begins tomorrow? It does! I just love this time of year so much. Time to slow down and savor every word of the Psalms…

Orthodox Advent Study is Available for Download!

Advent is just about here! The Orthodox Advent Study is for sale again this year for $6.00. It is very simple to use this study. Simply print it out and…

Until the End of the Age, Saints Will Continue to Exist {Part 2}

This is the second part of Homily 18 of the book The Art of Salvation by Elder Ephraim.   The first part can be found here. While a certain ruler was…