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]

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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]

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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… [Continue Reading]

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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]

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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]

Advent Study

For the past several years, it’s really been on my heart to create an Orthodox Advent Study.  A resource that we could use daily during the Nativity fast to help keep our minds and hearts on Christ instead of the hustle and bustle happening right outside our doors. Not long after I started working on [Read On]

OCC Sale

15% Off Sitewide Sale on OrthodoxChristianChildren.com!

      ***UPDATE 11/23/14: You missed this sale but you can still stop by to save 10%!  There’s an “Early Christmas Shopping” Sale going on over at OrthodoxChristianChildren.com!  All orders over $50 will receive a 15% discount! Many of you may have noticed I promote this site quite a bit and that’s because I [Read On]

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Psalter Group Sign-ups {Nativity 2014}

Can you believe the Nativity fast begins in just nine days? And you know what that means, right? It’s time to sign up for the Psalter Prayer Group again! Yay!  I can hardly wait to start tucking that little green book in my bag again. This is one of my favorite things during the 40-day [Read On]

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every morning is a new beginning

the most peaceful time of day for me are the wee morning hours when everyone else is still asleep. the sun begins to peek its magnificent rays through the windows and the birds are chirping.  the house is still blanketed in a quiet slumber and the kitchen smells like fresh brewed coffee. this is my [Read On]

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Pumpkin Ribbon Bread Recipe

Fall is definitely in the air.  The leaves are changing and everything is beginning to look and smell and feel like autumn.  I’ve pulled out the flannel sheets and am anxiously anticipating the first bonfire of the season. This has always been my favorite season and every year it has the same magical feeling for [Read On]

the art of salvation by elder ephraim

the national anthem of christianity

*forgive the previous post that was sent out this morning.  seems i didn’t hit the publish button when i originally wrote it so it’s a bit late.  😉 The following is taken from a new book published by St. Nektarios Monastery in Roscoe, NY titled The Art of Salvation.  The book is a compilation of [Read On]