September 14th marks yet another important Feast Day in the Greek Orthodox Church. It’s the day a woman born in obscurity would find something highly regarded by much of today’s world.Continue reading St. Helen, Sweet Basil, and the Holy Cross
I have been struggling with how to write these words, but another beautiful life has been unfairly taken by COVID-19.
Greek Lagana Bread Recipe & the Tradition of “Clean Monday”
The first day of Lent in Greece is a bit of an oddity. For many, a strict Lenten fast will be observed in reverence to the solemnity of the time leading up to Pascha (Easter), while also frolicking and picnicking, and generally having a jolly good time!
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Christopsomo (Greek Christmas Bread)
Greeks like bread. No… we LOVE bread. There is literally a bread made specifically for every main holiday, and this doesn’t even cover the bread used daily and in religious ceremonies!
This last weekend was a little busier than our typical Thanksgiving holidays are. My grandson was baptised on Saturday into the Greek Orthodox faith. It was kind of a big day.
Greek Mountain Tea
Greeks are coffee drinkers, viewing tea as something consumed for health rather than enjoyment. But there’s no rule that you can’t enjoy something you do for your health, now is there?
This is not a statement from a two year old throwing a temper tantrum. This is the statement that changed the outcome of World War II. Ask Winston Churchill.
Agia Paraskevi (Saint Friday)
Imagine not being able to see the words on your screen. Imagine not being able to see anything. Imagine having that all miraculously change. I’m hoping I won’t have to imagine it.
It’s Not Easter, Yet
It never fails, people will kindly wish me “Happy Easter”, prompting an internal conflict I have yet to resolve. Because most of the time, it won’t be Easter for me, yet!
Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)
There is something special about food traditionally made for holidays. Even though you could make it at any time of the year, you don’t because it would just be all sorts of wrong to do so.